The Effect of Film-Forming Materials on the Dynamic Interfacial Properties in Crude Oil-Aqueous Systems

  • C. H. Pasquarelli
  • D. T. Wasan


Interfacial behavior of crude oil-aqueous systems depends strongly upon the nature of the crude and of the aqueous displacing fluid. The crude oil contains discrete surface active particles known as asphaltenes in addition to the surface active resins, both of which contain organic acids and bases. The film forming characteristics of these components are exhibited by the interfacial films which exist at the crude-aqueous interface.


Interfacial Tension Interfacial Charge Interfacial Activity Asphaltene Precipitation High Molecular Weight Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Pasquarelli
    • 1
  • D. T. Wasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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