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Oil recovery by using electromagnetic waves

Kashif, M. and Yahya, N. and Zaid, H. M and Shafie, A. and Jasamai, M. and Nasir, N. and Akhtar, M. N. (2011) Oil recovery by using electromagnetic waves. Journal of Applied Sciences . ISSN 18125654

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Abstract

This study describes electromagnetic heating of oil using curve transmitter with magnetic feeders in the radio frequency region. The transmitter was developed to focus the electromagnetic waves to the target. A series of experiments were done to find focus point of electromagnetic waves by using curve transmitter with magnetic feeders in water tank filled with brine at 15% salinity. The center of the transmitter has 184.4% higher magnetic field strength as compared to both end of the transmitter. Three magnetic feeders had resulted approximately 210% increased of magnetic field. The porosity and permeability of the core samples were also measured. Oil saturated core rock samples were kept in tank filled with brine of 15% salinity for efficient oil recovery. The EM waves emitted by the curve transmitter with 3 magnetic feeders were able to recover 43.71 (sample 1) and 59.26% of OIP (sample 2). © 2011 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:7316
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Noorhana Yahya
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 00:54
Last Modified:28 Mar 2014 12:50

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