Crude Oil Desalting by Using Nanocarbon

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Authors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran

Abstract

In the process of crude oil desalination, the aim is to separate dispersed phase of brine from oil phase. The project aim is the use of carbon nano-adsorbent for remov-al of salt from crude oil that, unlike other methods of salt separation from crude oil currently used, is a simple, inexpensive method with good ability to remove salt from crude oil. In this study, first, four types of carbon adsorbent were used for removal of salt from crude oil using dispersion in solution method. Then, the adsorbents that had the best absorption were identified. In continuation, two nano-adsorbents were selected from nano-adsorbents and their effect on the absorption of salt from crude oil was investigated using filtration method. Finally, a survey was carried out on regeneration of multi-walled carbon nanotubes that had the ability to absorb more than 50% of salt from crude oil, which were then selected as the best nano-adsorbents.

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