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Bio-polymers for Improving Liquid Flow in Pipelines - A Review and Future Work Opportunities

Abdulbari, Hayder A. and Ainoon, Shabirin and Nour, A. H. (2014) Bio-polymers for Improving Liquid Flow in Pipelines - A Review and Future Work Opportunities. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 20 (4). pp. 1157-1170. ISSN 1226-086X

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Several decades following Tom's discoveries on polymeric drag reducing agents (DRA) continue to see research efforts to produce robust and shear-stable DRA. Most efforts revolve around established artificial polymers, but questions have been raised recently about their environmental impact and safety. As such, a large number of researchers are looking into natural materials especially bio-polymers as substitutes. Several bio-polymers are found to exhibit drag reducing capabilities in aqueous media. All these factors suggest that bio-polymers would make a suitable alternative to artificial DRAs. This paper aims to present several works to-date on bio-polymer DRAs, and expose new possibilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drag reduction; Pipelines; Turbulence; Polymers
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 03:56
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 01:42
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