Non-Convential method has been used in this study for upgrading mixture of Basrah-
Kirkuk crude oil through mechanical - acoustical effect using hydrodynamical coaxial
turbo machine type Rotary Pulsation Apparatus (RPA) implementing ultra-high
reliability in shearing rotor-stator operation.
The analysis of the crude oil after treatment in RPA showed that on increasing the
rotation time from 5 to 10 min with rotor speed of 7610 rpm, leading to an increase in the
total yield of light and intermediate petroleum cuts from 30 to 39 vol%, with an increase
in API gravity from 29 to 40, reduce flash point from 75 to 54.C and reduce pour point
from -10 to -32.C.
The results also showed that, adding LABS surfactant leads to a further increase in API
gravity to 45, reduced flash point to 50.C, reduced pour point to -36 .C and increased
yield of light and intermediate fraction to 40 vol% within 10 min and 7610 rpm