سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۶
محل انتشار: پنجمین کنگره بین المللی مهندسی شیمی
تعداد صفحات: ۱۰
Behin – Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Eng., Razi University, Kermanshah, IRAN
Aghajari – Production unit, Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Kharg Island, IRAN
Jallut – International unit, Research and Development Center, Total Fina Elf, Dubai, EMIRATE
The flow behavior of crude oil and water in a pilot scale oil-water separator was investigated. In this study, crude oil (Drood) of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) located in Kharg Island was used. The separator had a diameter of 1.2m and length of 5.1m. The residence time distribution curves (RTD) were determined by injecting an impulse radioactive tracer (131I). Experiments were carried out for different water level of 0.5m, 0.7m, and 0.9m in the separator. Axial dispersion model with dead zone was applied to each stream. Effect of water level was investigated on liquid behavior including mean residence time (MRT), dead volume and vessel dispersion number of oil and water streams.