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Designs 2018, 2(3), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/designs2030022

Automated Crude Constituent Extractor for Partitioning of Refined Crude and Extraction and Distribution of Individual Constituents

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Racett Canada Inc., 404 St George Street, Moncton, NB E1C 1X0, Canada
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Racett Nigeria Ltd., Zone 8, FCT, Abuja 90001, Nigeria
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Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 23 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 30 June 2018
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Abstract

The current extraction process in the Oil and Gas Industry today takes 10–32 h for 2 tonnes of refined crude, incurs 16–25% of the total volume spill, has an extraction efficiency of 50–74%, experiences $820—$4250 CAD of revenue loss for every 1% spilled and costs $280,000–$650,000 CAD to clean up a single percent. The Automated Crude Constituent Extractor extracts constituents from 2 tonnes of refined crude in 34–46 min, incurs no volume spill, has an extraction efficiency of 76–98%, results in no revenue loss and no remediation cost. This system needs to be implemented immediately in the Oil and Gas Industry today so that oil producing nations can start enjoying these benefits. View Full-Text
Keywords: Crude Constituent Extractor; automated partitioning; crude oil spill; remediation cost Crude Constituent Extractor; automated partitioning; crude oil spill; remediation cost
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Rohi, G.; Ofualagba, W.; Ejofodomi, E.; Ejofodomi, O.; Ofualagba, G.; Tsidkenu, E.E. Automated Crude Constituent Extractor for Partitioning of Refined Crude and Extraction and Distribution of Individual Constituents. Designs 2018, 2, 22.

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