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      A Techno-economic Evaluation of Adding Silica Nanoparticles to Enhance the Demulsification Process in a Crude Oil Central Processing Facility

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            Abstract

            In this study, a techno-economic evaluation of the use of silica nanoparticles to enhance the demulsification process, in crude oil, has been investigated. A software model has been developed in MS Excel of the central processing facility (CPF). A sensitivity analysis of key parameters on production cost and Net Present Value (NPV) has been carried out for different flowsheet selection options. Comparison of flowsheets on an equal plant capacity basis results in a 19% reduction in the production cost whereas comparison on a fixed annual crude oil processing basis results in a reduction in production cost of only 3.7%.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
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            26 May 2021
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            [1 ] Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan
            [2 ] Chemical Engineering, Karari University. Sudan
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPZJNVW.v1
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            Engineering,Economics,Materials science
            Techno-economics, Demulsification, Nanoparticles

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