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

Bowden, S. A., Monaghan, P. B., Wilson, R., Parnell, J. and Cooper, J. M. (2006) The liquid-liquid diffusive extraction of hydrocarbons from a North Sea oil using a microfluidic format. Lab on a Chip, 6, pp. 740-743. (doi:10.1039/b518162c)

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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 C14) is necessary for analytical purposes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooper, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Bowden, S. A., Monaghan, P. B., Wilson, R., Parnell, J., and Cooper, J. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Lab on a Chip
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1473-0197
ISSN (Online):1473-0189
Published Online:05 April 2006

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