Stabilization of crude oil emulsions using different surfactants

Akbari, Sweeta and Nour, Abdurahman Hamid (2018) Stabilization of crude oil emulsions using different surfactants. International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 1 (1). pp. 23-26. ISSN 2617-6548. (Published)

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Emulsions can be found in different industries such as petroleum, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutics. Generally, there are two types of emulsions in petroleum industries: water-in-oil (W/O) and oil-in-water (O/W). The aim of this research was to evaluate the stability of W/O emulsions using different emulsifiers such as Span 80, Span 83, Triton-x-100, DEA, and LSWR with different concentrations (1.5 and 2.5) vol%. All the emulsions were prepared at (20-80) vol% and 2000 rpm. The result of this study showed that the most stable emulsions were prepared by Span 80. However, LSWR formed the most unstable emulsions. In addition, it was also found that the concentration of emulsifier can significantly affect the emulsion stability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Droplet size; Emulsion; Span 80; Surfactant
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
College of Engineering
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Muhamad Firdaus Janih@Jaini
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2022 06:51
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2022 06:51
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