Part 12: Emulsions and Their Formation

Posted by Chemical Development Team on Aug 3, 2016 10:20:08 AM



Petroleum refining and oil and gas production operations generate both oil-in-water (O/W) and water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions. These emulsions are present in produced hydrocarbon fluids, drainage water, separator equipment, tank bottoms, and various oil recovery devises. In the petrochemical industry quench waters generated in ethylene and other olefin manufacturing operations may contain various hydrocarbons from heavy to light.

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Topics: emulsions


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