BREAKING EMULSIONS OF WATER IN NAVY FUEL OILS

Stubborn emulsions of distilled and artificial sea water in mixtures of Navy Special Fuel Oil (NSFO) and Navy Distillate (ND) have been broken by applying several approaches suggested by Lawrence some years ago. The effect of NSFO content, demulsifying agent structure and concentration, polymer concentration and salt concentration on the demulsifying process was studied. It was found that a commonly-used wetting agent, sodium di-2-ethylhexl sulphosuccinate, was a particularly potent demulsifier and apparently of high molecular weight intensified demulsifier action, while that of small quantities of an alkaline salt promoted separation in the most difficult cases, particularly those involving distilled water as the discontinuous phase.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Little, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 246-252
  • Serial:
    • Fuel
    • Volume: 53
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0016-2361

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Research Laboratory
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM