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Design of Industrial Gravity Type Separators for the Hydrocarbons and Heavy Oil-Water Separations

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research Faisalabad, PAKISTAN

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (9), Pages 72-75, September,18 (2015)


Hydrocarbon and Heavy Oil-Water Separators are fall in major mass transfer operations and a key component of chemical process industries. They have wide applications in purification and especially in water treatment processes. Many technical papers have been written on the Hydrocarbon and Heavy Oil-Water separator design and vast amounts of information are also available in corporate process engineering design guidelines. The purpose of this work is to provide a comprehensive current design status of Hydrocarbon and Heavy Oil-Water Separators. This type of Hydrocarbon and Heavy Oil-Water Separators which is presented in this work is usually design and used for the separation of hydrocarbons produced during Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis of green diesel from synthesis gas.


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