The University of Southampton

Electrostatic Separation of Water from Oil


A compact electrostatic coalescer which enables the online separation of water from crude oils has been developed. Fundamentals of the coalescence process as functions of various parameters such as excitation frequency, voltage, oil flow rate, etc are studied.

Primary investigator

  • Adrian Bailey

Secondary investigator

  • TJW

Associated research groups

  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
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