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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 23 | Page No.: 4410-4415
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.4410.4415
 
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Glycolic Acid Ethoxylate Lauryl Ether Performance as Drag Reducing Agent in Aqueous Media Flow in Pipelines
H.A. Abdul Bari, E. Suali and Z. Hassan

Abstract:
In this study, Glycolic Acid Ethoxylate Lauryl Ether (GAELE) anionic surfactant performance as drag reducing agent in aqueous media flow in pipelines was investigated. Testing section length L to pipe diameter D ration (L/D), addive concentration and solution flow rates were the major variables to be investigated in the present study. All the experimental study was carried in a build up experimental rig with three pipe diameters (0.0127, 0.0254 and 0.0381 m inside diameter). The experimental results showed that the (GAELE) anionic can perform as a good drag reducing agent with maximum percentage drag reduction of 73% obtained in 39.37 of L/D for 600 ppm of solution. In 26.24 L/D the highest drag reduction obtained was 53% for 600 ppm of solution. The drag reduction increases corresponding with the increasing of L/D. The setup point where the effect of the drag reducer starts to take action was at Reynolds Number Re of 21000 in L/D equals to 39.37 and at Re = 30000 in 26.24 of L/D. From experimental results, it was shown that the critical wall shear stress occur at Re = 25000 in L/D = 39.37 and at Re = 35000 in L/D = 26.24.
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How to cite this article:

H.A. Abdul Bari, E. Suali and Z. Hassan, 2008. Glycolic Acid Ethoxylate Lauryl Ether Performance as Drag Reducing Agent in Aqueous Media Flow in Pipelines. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 4410-4415.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.4410.4415

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.4410.4415

 
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