This thesis considers the use of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to research various aspects of emulsion science and characterisation, specifically via measurement of emulsion droplet size distributions. Via this approach, emulsion inversion and emulsion droplet shear-induced diffusion were studied. This enabled the development of a by-line NMR emulsion droplet sizing measurement that was integrated into a control loop for the first time. This was then applied to study low pressure CO2 breaking of oilfield water-in-oil emulsions and the effect of salt content on the stability of these oilfield emulsions.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||18 Dec 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2017|