The liquid-liquid diffusive extraction of hydrocarbons from a North Sea oil using a microfluidic format

Stephen Alan Bowden, P. B. Monaghan, M. J. Cooper, John Parnell, R. Wilson

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Abstract

Extraction of a GC-amenable hydrocarbon fraction from oil by liquid-liquid diffusion across a laminar interface can be performed in a microfluidic format. Analysis of figures of merit, determined using standard analytical techniques, show this method to be an effective new tool for rapidly processing small quantities of oil and petroleum for GC analysis. Methods based upon similar microsystems devices could find widespread use in a variety of fields, including those associated with organic geochemistry and oil exploration and production, where the manipulation of petroleum constituents (greater than C-14) is necessary for analytical purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-743
Number of pages3
JournalLab on a Chip
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • SAMPLE PREPARATION
  • ASPHALTENES
  • INTERFACE
  • SYSTEM
  • CHIP

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