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Influence of Liquid Viscosity on the Pressure Loss and the Effectiveness of Drag-Reducing Agents in Horizontal Slug Flow

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Mutaz Daas

Hemispheric Center for Environmental Technology, Florida International University, 10555 West Flagler Street, Suite 2100, Miami, FL 33174

Derek Bleyle

Ohio University, 9933 State Route 682, Athens, OH 45701

J. Energy Resour. Technol 127(2), 149-152 (May 18, 2005) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1855327 History: Received November 23, 2003; Revised November 30, 2004; Online May 18, 2005
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Schematic diagram of a unit slug
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System layout of the horizontal flow loop used to test the 2.5-cP oil
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System layout of the horizontal flow loop used to test the 50-cP oil
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Effects of oil viscosity on total pressure drop without the presence of DRA
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Effects of oil viscosity on drag reduction at superficial liquid velocity of 1 m/s
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Effects of oil viscosity on drag reduction at superficial liquid velocity of 1.5 m/s

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