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Title: MAKING AND BREAKING OF WATER IN CRUDE OIL EMULSIONS
Authors: IBRAHIM, JIMOH
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2013
Abstract: This research aims to assume an oil spill at sea by Making and Breaking of Water in Oil Emulsions using magnetic heating mixer. Also this research also attempts to analyze the viscosities of water in oil emulsions using different percentage of crude oil emulsions and evaporation of the crude oil at sea condition. To make the work understandable the experimental procedure was grouped into four categories namely: Evaporation of the crude oil, Formation of water in crude oil emulsions, evaluating the viscosities of the emulsions, breaking of the water in crude oil emulsions. Observations made on the appearance of the crude oil emulsions show that for the Nigerian crude oils, the stability increases with the rate'. of evaporation. This crude oil had, tolerable viscosities originally; however it was observed that the viscosities increased rapidly with emulsion formation. A significant change in the physical properties of the crude oil was observed when this crude oil was subjected to evaporation and emulsification. With breaking of emulsion, it was observed that the emulsion with higher percentage i.e 30 % required more methanol than that of 20 % and 10 % before there can be clear scparation or crude oil lind water. In conclusion. the potential use of this research in future oil spill studies related to crude oil emulsions is significant and this research provcd that the combination or oil-soluble dCl11ulsiliers and water soluble demulsifiers formulation is very efficient in treating Nigerian crude oil emulsions.
Description: THIS PROJECT IS SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE A WARD Of BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (B.ENG.) IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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