2014-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2014 Volume 7: Energy Production, Environmental & Multiscale

Editors:Kongoli F
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2014
Pages:528 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Effects of Microwave Radiation on Oil Recovery

    Abdollah Esmaeili1;
    1UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI PETRONAS (UTP), Omidieh, Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 96
    Topic: 15


    A variety of oil recovery methods has been developed and applied to mature and depleted reservoirs in order to improve their efficiency. The microwave radiation oil recovery method is a relatively new method and it has been of great interest in the recent years.
    Crude oil is typically co-mingled with suspended solids and water. To increase oil recovery, it is necessary to remove these components. The separation of oil from water and solids using gravitational settling methods is typically incomplete. Oil-in-water and oil-water-solid emulsions can be demulsified and separated into their individual layers by microwave radiation.
    The data also shows that microwave separation is faster than gravity separation and it can be faster than the conventional heating at many conditions.
    After emulsion separation into water and oil layers, the water can be discharged and the oil is collected. The high-frequency microwave recycling process can recover oil and gases from oil shale, residual oil, drill cuttings, tar sands oil, contaminated dredge/sediments, tires and plastics with significantly greater yields and lower costs than the available ones by utilizing the existing known technologies.
    This process is environmental-friendly, fuel-generating recycler, it reduces waste, cuts emissions, and saves energy.
    This paper presents a critical review of Microwave radiation method for oil recovery.

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    Esmaeili A. Effects of Microwave Radiation on Oil Recovery. In: Kongoli F, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2014 Volume 7: Energy Production, Environmental & Multiscale. Volume 7. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2014. p. 219-224.