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Electric Field Driven Separation of Oil-water Mixtures: Model Development

Wallau, W, Patel, R, Mujtaba, I and Arellano-Garcia, H (2014) Electric Field Driven Separation of Oil-water Mixtures: Model Development In: 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-18, Budapest, Hungary.

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Coalescence enhancement of water droplets in oil emulsions is commonly contemplated for the separation of an aqueous phase dispersed in a dielectric oil phase with a considerably lower dielectric constant than that of the dispersed phase. The characteristics and geometry of the electrode system have a large impact on the performance of an electrostatic coalescer and are actually strictly linked to the type of the applied electric field and the emulsion used. Furthermore, addition of chemicals and heating has also been revealed to further enhance the electrocoalescence of water droplets. In this work, the coalescence of two water drops sinking in a dielectric oil phase at an applied high voltage, pulsed dc electric field, in particular with regards to the effects of pressure and temperature on coalescence performance is investigated. The developed model should help to recognise and prove approaches to electrocoalescence mechanisms, the dispersion flow direction with respect to the applied electric field, as well as the electric field configuration.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Chemical Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Wallau, W
Patel, R
Mujtaba, I
Arellano-Garcia, H
Date : 15 June 2014
DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-444-63455-9.50104-5
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Contributors :
Klemeš, JJ
Varbanov, PS
Liew, PY
Uncontrolled Keywords : Modelling, Process analysis, Electrical field, Coalescence
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 30 Aug 2016 15:34
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:38

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