The separation of Water and Oil in Water Treatment Plant in Petroleum Project Using Coalescing Plate Seperator and CFD Simulation

Yayla S., Sabah S., OLCAY A. B.

International Congress on Engineering and Information- ICEAI 2016, Osaka, Japan, 10 - 12 May 2016, pp.1-10

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Osaka
  • Country: Japan
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This study utilized computational fluid dynamics CFD simulation two dimensions by corrugated plate to investigate the effect of space between plates, orifice diameter and velocity on separation efficiency. Various spacing between plates 8, 12, 16, 20, 24mm orifice diameter of coalescing plate on 10, 15, 20 mm with different shape such as rectangular, cylindrical and ellipse and four different velocities  0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05 m/sec have been investigated on to find the effect of each diameters on the oil removal efficiency. The study revealed that the increase in the distance between plates have negative correlation on the oil removal efficiency. Moreover the increase in the t of the mixture or mass flow rate inlet also has negative correlation on the oil removal efficiency. It is also discovered that the best separation efficiency was cylindrical shape with orifice diameter of 15 mm. The oil removal efficiency result was varied between 25% to %99.25 relying on the use of different distance between plates and velocities.