Interfacial Rheological Properties of Crude Oil/Water Systems

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


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.


Interfacial Film Film Pressure Wilhelmy Plate Interfacial Length Dilatational Modulus 
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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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