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Application of DSC for Emulsified System Characterization

Abstract : This paper will describe how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) may be used to characterize emulsions, especially the concentrated and opaque water-in-oil emulsions encountered in the oil industry. After a presentation of the technique, we will point out how it is possible, from a single test performed on an emulsion sample without dilution, to get information about the solidification and melting properties of these complex fluids, the emulsion type, the amount of water, the presence of solute, the stability and even the droplet size. Some examples of applications are given concerning oilfield emulsions and oil-based mud systems.
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C. Dalmazzone, C. Noïk, D. Clausse. Application of DSC for Emulsified System Characterization. Oil & Gas Science and Technology - Revue d'IFP Energies nouvelles, Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP), 2009, 64 (5), pp.543-555. ⟨10.2516/ogst:2008041⟩. ⟨hal-02001560⟩



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