Transport of Oils as Oil-in-Water Emulsions

[+] Author and Article Information
J. L. Zakin, R. Pinaire, M. E. Borgmeyer

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Mo.

J. Fluids Eng 101(1), 100-104 (Mar 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448717 History: Received March 25, 1977; Online October 12, 2010


Turbulent flow pressure drop measurements were made for various concentrated oil-in-water emulsions which exhibit non-Newtonian behavior. The effects of oil viscosity, temperature and oil concentration on specific energy loss were evaluated. Measured turbulent friction factors consistently fell below those predicted by the Dodge and Melzner friction factor correlation, probably due to viscoelastic effects of the emulsion. Several polymer and surfactant drag reducers were tested in these emulsions, and high molecular weight polyacrylamides were found to be the most effective in further reducing pumping energy losses. The effectiveness of the polymer additives decreased with time during pump circulation.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In