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The Effect of Salt, Alcohol and Surfactant on Optimum Middle Phase Composition

  • M. Baviere
  • W. H. Wade
  • R. S. Schechter

Abstract

In this work, salt, alcohol and surfactant effects are investigated, at different water-to-oil ratios to determine their influence on phase behavior. A linear relationship is found between the logarithm of water-oil ratio in the middle phase and the salinity. Moreover, in the middle of the range of salt or alcohol concentration giving a three-phase system, the water-oil ratio in the middle phase has a value close to unity (value defined as an optimum), whatever the overall water-oil ratio may be.

Keywords

Interfacial Tension Phase Behavior Alcohol Concentration Middle Phase Optimum Salinity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Baviere
    • 1
  • W. H. Wade
    • 2
  • R. S. Schechter
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut Francais du PetroleRueil-MalmaisonFrance
  2. 2.Departments of ChemistryThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Petroleum EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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