The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Oil Viscosity

H. Hamidi, E. Mohammadian, R. Junin, R. Rafati, A. Azdarpour, M. Junid, R. M. Savory

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Abstract

This study presents the development of a technique to directly investigate the effect of ultrasonic waves at 25 and 68 kHz and 100, 250, and 500 W on the viscosity of paraffin, synthetic oil, and kerosene. Experiments were performed under both controlled and uncontrolled temperature conditions in a smooth capillary tube. The results indicate that the viscosity of the liquids decreases upon exposure to ultrasound and may be attributed to induced heat generation and cavitation within the fluid. The specifics of ultrasound frequency, power, and temperature on viscosity reduction are discussed and interpreted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2387-2395
Number of pages9
Journalpetroleum science and technology
Volume32
Issue number19
Early online date24 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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paraffins
cavitation flow
temperature
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Keywords

  • ultrasound
  • viscosity
  • smooth capillary tube
  • frequency
  • power

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Hamidi, H., Mohammadian, E., Junin, R., Rafati, R., Azdarpour, A., Junid, M., & Savory, R. M. (2014). The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Oil Viscosity. petroleum science and technology, 32(19), 2387-2395. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2013.831873

The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Oil Viscosity. / Hamidi, H.; Mohammadian, E.; Junin, R.; Rafati, R.; Azdarpour, A.; Junid, M.; Savory, R. M.

In: petroleum science and technology, Vol. 32, No. 19, 2014, p. 2387-2395.

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Hamidi, H, Mohammadian, E, Junin, R, Rafati, R, Azdarpour, A, Junid, M & Savory, RM 2014, 'The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Oil Viscosity', petroleum science and technology, vol. 32, no. 19, pp. 2387-2395. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2013.831873
Hamidi, H. ; Mohammadian, E. ; Junin, R. ; Rafati, R. ; Azdarpour, A. ; Junid, M. ; Savory, R. M. / The Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on Oil Viscosity. In: petroleum science and technology. 2014 ; Vol. 32, No. 19. pp. 2387-2395.
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