Exploring Interfacial Chemical Adsorption to Prevent Blockages within Multiphase Flow Systems

Angus McKenzie

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Multiphase flow systems are complex delivery networks that host variable physiochemical and thermodynamic conditions which may encourage the nucleation of solid particles and the formation of problematic slurry flow environments. Particle aggregation and deposition poses practical functional risks to these systems, whereby the formation of a partial or complete blockage limits the delivery of the contained fluids and may result in system failure. This work proposed a physiochemical conceptual analogy between the developments of blockage formation in oil & gas transportation systems and cardiovascular systems, identifying that targeted surface-active chemistries can be tailored to mitigate the onset of blockage.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Aman, Zach, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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