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Chemical Destabilization on Water in Crude Oil Emulsions

Authors: Abdurahman H. N., M. Nuraini


Experimental data are presented to show the influence of different types of chemical demulsifier on the stability and demulsification of emulsions. Three groups of demulsifier with different functional groups were used in this work namely amines, alcohol and polyhydric alcohol. The results obtained in this study have exposed the capability of chemical breaking agents in destabilization of water in crude oil emulsions. From the present study, found that molecular weight of the demulsifier were influent the capability of the emulsion to separate.

Keywords: Emulsions, Stability, Demulsification, breakingagent, destabilization

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