An aspect of bitumen emulsification by steam condensation: Effect of formation temperature and bitumen content

O. S. Alade, K. Sasaki, Y. Sugai, B. Ademodi, J. Kumasaka, M. Nakano

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The experiments to form emulsions of bitumen including fine droplets of condensate water were carried out for an average formation temperature range; Tf = 38–69°C and bitumen content; CB = 29–82%. It was observed that the water retention capacity or stability of the emulsions after mild agitation was significantly affected by formation temperature and content of the bitumen. The particle size of water droplets in emulsion decreased with increasing formation temperature. However, bitumen emulsions showed similar shear thinning non-Newtonian behavior in spite of the formation temperature, since water droplets in the emulsions changed under shear flow to smaller size similar to ones formed at the higher formation temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1790-1797
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 17 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology

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