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Simulation of crude palm oil dilution in a palm oil mill using computational fluid dynamics

Mohammad Fauzi, Ahmad Hafiidz and Ab. Adzim Saifuddin, Md. Nabil and Kasim, Farizul Hafiz and Abu Bakar, Muhamad Husaini and Zakaria, Zaki Yamani and Abu Bakar, Mohamad Zailani (2019) Simulation of crude palm oil dilution in a palm oil mill using computational fluid dynamics. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 42 (9). pp. 1797-1804. ISSN 0930-7516

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.201800648

Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation was applied to simulate the dilution of undiluted crude oil (UCO) in a dilution tank of a palm oil mill. Fluid flow and mixing characteristics were examined. Considering the mixing behavior, the mixing of dilution water and UCO occurred as soon as these fluids entered the dilution tank, and the oil mass fraction in the mixture decreased gradually towards the outlet of the tank. Meanwhile, the velocity of dilution water and UCO declined as the fluids moved from their respective inlets. The intensity of turbulence flow remained until near the tank outlet. For the parametric study, the oil mass fraction of diluted crude oil (DCO) increased with higher UCO flow rate and oil mass fraction in the UCO but declined with higher dilution water flow rate.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crude palm oil, Dilution
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:88166
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 07:10
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 07:10

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