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Oil-Water Separation in a Novel Liquid-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone (LLCC©) Compact Separator—Experiments and Modeling

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C. Oropeza-Vazquez, E. Afanador, L. Gomez, S. Wang, R. Mohan, O. Shoham

The University of Tulsa, 600 S. College Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

G. Kouba

Senior Staff Research Scientist, ChevronTexaco Energy Technology Company, 2811 Hayes Road, Houston, TX 77082

J. Fluids Eng 126(4), 553-564 (Sep 10, 2004) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1777233 History: Received May 27, 2003; Revised January 13, 2004; Online September 10, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic of GLCC and LLCC Separation System
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Schematic of LLCC Test Section
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Photograph of LLCC Test Section
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Horizontal Inlet Flow Patterns
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Experimental Flow Pattern Map for LLCC Inlet
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LLCC Separation Behavior as a Function of the Split-Ratio (vSW=0.1 m/s,vSO=0.05 m/s)
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Experimental Results for Stratified Flow
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Experimental Results for Double DO/W Flow
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Schematic of LLCC Mechanistic Model
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Comparison between Modified Trallero (1995) Model and Experimental Data
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Stratified Flow Model Geometry and Variables
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Nozzle Schematic and Variables
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Local Split at Entry Region and Fluid Transfer for qunder>q50
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Rosin-Rammler Droplet Size Distribution
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Schematic of Water Leg Separation Calculation Procedure
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Comparison between Data and Model Predictions for Stratified Flow
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Comparison between Data and Model Predictions for DO/W and Water Layer Flow
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Comparison between Data and Model Predictions for Double DO/W Flow
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Comparison between Data and Model Predictions for DO/W Flow

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