Deep eutectic solvents as environment-friendly solvents for separation processes in the oil and gas industry

Zakaria Hamdi*, Koshekov Shaberdi, Weng Choh Cheong

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Abstract

Oil and gas are still the primary energy source in the world, despite the advancements in renewable energy. Many researchers showed chemical enhanced oil recovery, particularly surfactant is the most efficient method in many reservoirs. But most of these projects were not only commercially successful (due to high cost), but also involve environmental issues. Recently, Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) were discovered as a cheaper and greener alternative to conventional surfactants. DESs are cost-effective, easy to prepare, non-toxic, recyclable, biodegradable and environmental-friendly. Due to these advantages, DESs have found application in different fields including the oil and gas industry. The main applications of DESs in the oil and gas industry are separation processes such as dearomatization, desulfurization, purification of biodiesel and CO2 capture. In this paper, the performance of DESs in these processes was reviewed as a new environmentally friendly method. The study introduces a way forward for current challenges with environmental sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Processes and Clean Energy Transition
PublisherAssociation of American Publishers
Pages325-336
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781644902509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2023
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Processes and Clean Energy Transition 2022 - Kuching, Malaysia
Duration: 1 Dec 20222 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Proceedings
Volume29
ISSN (Print)2474-3941
ISSN (Electronic)2474-395X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Processes and Clean Energy Transition 2022
Abbreviated titleICSuPCET 2022
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuching
Period1/12/222/12/22

Keywords

  • Deep Eutectic Solvents
  • Environmental Friendly Materials
  • Green Solvents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

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