International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications
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International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications, Vol.1, No.3, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 10, 2015
Application of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to Identify the Elements in Sudanese Crude Oil Extracted From Balila Oil Field
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Authors
[01] Nafie A. Almuslet, Department of Laser Systems, Institute of Laser, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan.
[02] Saifeldin Yassin Mohamed, Department of Laser Systems, Institute of Laser, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan.
Abstract
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been used to identify the constituents and the differences between crude oil samples. The radiation emitted from the plasma of the samples, due to the breakdown, was used to identify the samples contents. An exhaustive analysis of two crude oil samples collected from Balela Oilfield, south of Republic of the Sudan (Balela 1, Balela 2) was performed. Characteristics elements in petroleum such as C, H, N, and O, were detected. The spectra due to heavy elements in crude oil samples such as Ca (II), Ca(I), N(I) were recorded using this technique. The use of intensity ratios of line and band emissions in the crude oil samples allowed a better characterization. Although significant differences were observed, no structural identification of the hydrocarbons components has been obtained. Using laser technology in the oil industry can make a real addition because of its benefits, (e.g. real time, precision, sensitive, selective and fast technology).
Keywords
Laser Spectroscopy, LIBS, Balila Crude Oil, Sudanese Oil, Laser in Oil Industry
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