Enzymes, as biocatalysts, are a suitable, environmentally friendly alternative to heavy metal industrial catalysts. The “Green Chemistry” nature of enzymes as catalysts is based on a number of characteristics. Enzymes are biodegradable and typically produced through fermentation of renewabl ... more
De-Emulsification and Emulsification of Petroleum-Water
This webinar discusses how chemically induced emulsions improve flow but create stable emulsions which are difficult to break and separate. Polymeric surfectants such as poly(vinyl alcohol) improve emulsion properties and also be separated. Inline particle characterization provides feedback to balance the amount of stabilizing agents needed to affect interfacial tension with the process temperature and shear required to create a mestastable emulsion. The droplet size and droplet size distribution are important emulsion properties related to fingerprint the stability and viscosity of an emulsion.
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