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Emulsion Characterization Study for Improved Bilgewater Treatment and Management
The primary objective of this project was to advance the current understanding of emulsion science for chemically stable emulsions formed in Armed Forces applications. While commercially available equipment can be implemented for bilge water emulsion mitigation, there is little knowledge surrounding the physical, chemical and thermodynamic properties of the emulsions created in an Armed Forces vessel environment. Thus, targeted treatment and management of these fluids become conjecture and calls for a deliberate and thorough understanding of fundamental emulsion stability properties. This project focuses on three segments: (1) Scoping Study for Review of Armed Forces Vessels Oil-in-Water Emulsions, (2) Characterization of Prepared and Extracted Bilgewater Emulsions, and (3) Data Analysis, Interpretation and Publication.
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