Study on solubility of surfactants in water by fiber optic spectrophotometer

Roland Nagy, Rubina Sallai, L. Bartha, Arpad Vago

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The vegetable oil based emulsifiers represent a remarkable potential in the petroleum industry. In the chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) the application of the nonionic surfactants have a growing importance as a biodegradable type additive. The aim of our work is to prepare a simple and rapid instrumental measurement that could be used in the industrial practice and would be suitable to control the water solubility of the surfactants produced for EOR technologies by using of the available AvaSpec fiber optic spectrophotometer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry and Chemical Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015



  • HLB value
  • Solubility
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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