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Crude Oil Emulsions

Composition Stability and Characterization

Edited by Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf

Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute

Petroleum "black gold" is the most important nonrenewable source of energy. It is a complex mixture of different phases and components. Refining it provides a vast number of organic compounds, all of them of which are used to produce petroleum based products for numerous applications, from industry to medicine, from clothing to food industries. We can find petroleum based products all around us. This book deals with some important topics related to petroleum such as its chemical composition and stability. It is well-known that the chemical composition of crude oil differs according to the site of production, and its grade varies from waxy to asphaltenic crude. Both of them are refined to produce different products. The stability of crude oil on aging and transportation is governed by several factors and these factors are included within this book. Some new technologies for petroleum characterization are also introduced. This book is aimed at researchers, chemical engineers and people working within the petroleum industry.

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Crude Oil EmulsionsComposition Stability and CharacterizationEdited by Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2677

ISBN: 978-953-51-0220-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4336-9

Copyright year: 2012

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73002 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

82 Web of Science Citations

78 Dimensions Citations


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1. Asphaltenes – Problems and Solutions in E&P of Brazilian Crude Oils

By Erika Chrisman, Viviane Lima and Príscila Menechini


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2. Petroleum Asphaltenes

By Lamia Goual


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3. Adsorption and Aggregation of Asphaltenes in Petroleum Dispersed Systems

By Jamilia O. Safieva, Kristofer G. Paso, Ravilya Z. Safieva and Rustem Z. Syunyaev


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4. Natural Surfactants from Venezuelan Extra Heavy Crude Oil - Study of Interfacial and Structural Properties

By B. Borges


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5. Thermodynamic Models for the Prediction of Petroleum-Fluid Phase Behaviour

By Romain Privat and Jean-Noël Jaubert


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6. Analysis of Polar Components in Crude Oil by Ambient Mass Spectrometry

By Chu-Nian Cheng, Jia-Hong Lai, Min-Zong Huang, Jung-Nan Oung and Jentaie Shiea


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7. Determination of Metal Ions in Crude Oils

By M.Y. Khuhawar, M. Aslam Mirza and T.M. Jahangir


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8. Crude Oil by EPR

By Marilene Turini Piccinato, Carmen Luisa Barbosa Guedes and Eduardo Di Mauro


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9. Effects of Crude Oil Contaminated Water on the Environment

By Noyo Edema


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10. Factors Affecting the Stability of Crude Oil Emulsions

By Manar El-Sayed Abdel-Raouf


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11. Tailored Polymer Additives for Wax (Paraffin) Crystal Control

By Aurel Radulescu, Lewis J. Fetters and Dieter Richter


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