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An evaluation of lignocellulosic solutions from OPEFB pulping process as demulsifiers for crude oil emulsion demulsification

Tengku Malim Busu, Tengku Nur Zulaikha and Saman, Norasikin and Mohtar, Safia Syazana and Md. Noor, Ahmad Mujahid and Hassan, Onn and Ali, Noorhalieza and Mat, Hanapi (2019) An evaluation of lignocellulosic solutions from OPEFB pulping process as demulsifiers for crude oil emulsion demulsification. Petroleum Science and Technology, 37 (14). pp. 1675-1682. ISSN 1091-6466

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2019.1602639

Abstract

Lignocellulosic solutions from oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) organosolv pulping process are used as demulsifiers for demulsification of crude oil emulsion using a model of water-in-oil emulsion of crude oil and brine solution. The results indicate that the demulsification performance was favored when only lignin compound was contained in the demulsifier. The phase separation capacity and rate were strongly affected by brine pH values, temperatures and demulsifier dosages. Complete phase separation capacity was achieved at the optimum conditions. The separated oil and water are qualified for refining process and water treatment, respectively, making it promising as a demulsifier.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:demulsification, demulsifier, emulsion, OPEFB, organosolv
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:87587
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 17:04
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 17:04

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