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Interfacial Rheological Properties of Crude Oil/Water Systems

  • E. L. Neustadter
  • K. P. Whittingham
  • D. E. Graham

Abstract

It has been shown that a study of crude oil/water interfacial rheology can be used to investigate crude oil emulsion stability and rationalize the effect of chemical demulsifiers. Both kinetic factors relevant to droplet coagulation and the mechanical resistance to coalescence which gives rise to permanent emulsion stability can be studied and defined by these techniques. The effects of crude oil type, temperature and aqueous phase changes can be followed and used to pinpoint emulsion problems that may arise in a practical situation.

Keywords

Interfacial Film Film Pressure Wilhelmy Plate Interfacial Length Dilatational Modulus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Neustadter
    • 1
  • K. P. Whittingham
    • 1
  • D. E. Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.New Technology DivisionBP Research CentreSunbury-on-Thames MiddlesexEngland

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