Demulsifiers are chemical compounds used to separate oil and water in the oil industry. They are used to reduce the surface tension between the two liquids, allowing them to separate more easily. Demulsifiers are used in a variety of oil-related processes, such as refining, production, and storage. They are also used to improve the efficiency of oil recovery from reservoirs. Demulsifiers are typically added to crude oil to reduce the amount of water present, which can cause corrosion and other problems.
Demulsifiers are available in a variety of forms, including liquid, powder, and emulsion. They are typically composed of surfactants, polymers, and other additives. The selection of the appropriate demulsifier depends on the type of oil and the desired separation process.
Some of the major companies in the demulsifier market include BASF, AkzoNobel, Dow Chemical, Clariant, and Solvay. These companies offer a wide range of demulsifiers for various applications in the oil industry. Show Less Read more