Quantitative produced water analysis using mobile 1H NMR

Lisabeth Wagner

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In the context of ever more stringent environmental legislation limits regarding the hydrocarbon content of discharge water from offshore oil/gas production platforms, the application of low-field 1H NMR in combination with solid-phase extraction (SPE-NMR) to quantify the oil concentration of aqueous samples is explored. The methodology assesses both the aromatic and aliphatic content in water in a self-calibrated measurement and compares favourably against alternative, well-established methods. After the proof of concept, the SPE-NMR approach is developed into an automated prototype, which is tested extensively in the laboratory and at an onshore gas plant with artificial and real produced water samples.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Jan 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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