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Study on Solubility of Surfactants in Water by Fiber Optic Spectrophotometer

Roland Nagy1, Rubina Sallai1, Laszlo Bartha1 and Arpad Vago2
1Department of MOL - Hydrocarbon and Coal Processing, University of Pannonia, Egyetem str. 10., Veszprem, Hungary 2MOL Plc Exploration & Production Division, New Technologies and R&D, Oktoberhuszonharmadika str. 14., Budapest, Hungary;
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The vegetable oil based emulsifiers represent a remarkable potential in the petroleum industry. In the chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) the application of the nonionic surfactants have a growing importance as a biodegradable type additive. The aim of our work is to prepare a simple and rapid instrumental measurement that could be used in the industrial practice and would be suitable to control the water solubility of the surfactants produced for EOR technologies by using of the available AvaSpec fiber optic spectrophotometer.

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