Separation - Fluid Characterization

Separation - Fluid Characterization

– Droplet separation, entrainment, coalescence and break-up

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High speed video of water droplet falling through decane and coalescing

About Fluid Characterization

Controlled separation of gas, oil and water, efficient treatment and handling of the produced water and reliable transport of the hydrocarbons are central areas in subsea processing. In order to optimise these processes, proper fluid characterization and fundamental understanding of the underlying phenomena, like flocculation, coalescence, precipitation, sedimentation and creaming, is required. The overall goal for this research area is to develop new methods for advanced fluid characterization at conditions relevant for subsea processing.

 

Fluid Characterization Sub-Projects

The following nine sub-projects are part of the Separation - Fluid Characterization research area: