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The effect of ultrasonic waves on oil viscosity

Hamidi, H. and Mohammadian, E. and Junin, Radzuan and Rafati, R. and Azdarpour, A. and Junid, M. and Savory, R. M. (2014) The effect of ultrasonic waves on oil viscosity. Petroleum Science and Technology, 32 (19). pp. 2387-2395. ISSN 1091-6466

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2013.831873


This study presents the development of a technique to directly investigate the effect of ultrasonic waves at 25 and 68 kHz and 100, 250, and 500 W on the viscosity of paraffin, synthetic oil, and kerosene. Experiments were performed under both controlled and uncontrolled temperature conditions in a smooth capillary tube. The results indicate that the viscosity of the liquids decreases upon exposure to ultrasound and may be attributed to induced heat generation and cavitation within the fluid. The specifics of ultrasound frequency, power, and temperature on viscosity reduction are discussed and interpreted.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ultrasound, viscosity
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering
ID Code:62896
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:11 Jul 2017 07:19
Last Modified:11 Jul 2017 07:19

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