MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 225, 2018UTP-UMP-VIT Symposium on Energy Systems 2018 (SES 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Economic, environmental, social, policy and utilization aspects of energy|
|Published online||05 November 2018|
Investigating the improvement of Degradation Resistant with the Addition of SDBS Anionic Surfactant to PEO polymer
Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang 26300, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
2 Petroleum engineering department, Engineering College, University Kirkuk, 36001 Kirkuk, Kirkuk, Iraq.
3 Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Gambang 26300, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Polyethylene Oxide (PEO) is one of the most common drag reduction agents. However, its ability to reduce drag in turbulent flow decreases with the time due to the degradation of its molecules. Thus, the enhancement of its degradation resistance by the addition of Anionic surfactant is presented. The Polyethylene oxide (PEO) was used in different concentration ranges from 10 to 60 ppm and with addition of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) as the anionic surfactant with five concentrations between 100 to 500 ppm. The degradation measurements were done using rotating disk apparatus (RDA). The RDA results have shown a considerable improvement in the degradation resistance of PEO with the addition of surfactant to the polymer solution. The interaction between the polymer and the surfactant results in transferring the polymer chain from coil to straight-like body. Thus, enhance the polymer degradation resistant ability.
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