Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.09.033
Title: Destabilization of oil droplets in produced water from ASP flooding
Authors: Deng, S. 
Yu, G.
Jiang, Z.
Zhang, R.
Ting, Y.P. 
Keywords: Alkali/surfactant/polymer flooding
Demulsifier
Destabilization
Oil-water separation
Produced water
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2005
Source: Deng, S., Yu, G., Jiang, Z., Zhang, R., Ting, Y.P. (2005-01-20). Destabilization of oil droplets in produced water from ASP flooding. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 252 (2-3) : 113-119. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.09.033
Abstract: Produced water from alkali/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flooding was more difficult to treat than that from water flooding due to large quantities of residual chemicals (alkali, surfactant and polymer) in the produced water. Surfactant was mainly responsible for the stability of oil droplets, decreasing oil-water interfacial tension and zeta potential on the surface of the oil droplets. Flocculation and demulsification were conducted to remove the stable oil droplets in the produced water. Due to the large dose of the flocculants and some viscous sediment formed, flocculation was not suitable for the wastewater treatment. Demulsification was an effective method to accelerate oil-water separation for the produced water. Of the numerous demulsifiers screened, DODY68 was found to be the most effective in treating the wastewater. The zeta potential of oil droplets increased after addition of the demulsifier to the produced water from ASP flooding, which indicated that the approach and coalescence of small oil droplets became easier due to the decrease in electrostatic repulsion between oil droplets. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63709
ISSN: 09277757
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2004.09.033
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