Scientists dissolve crude oil in water to study its composition

Illustration. Oil dissolved in water. Credit: @tsarcyanide/MIPT Press Office

Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Lomonosov Moscow State University have offered a new approach to oil composition analysis. They used high temperature and pressure to dissolve oil in water and analyze its composition. The new method is compliant with the green chemistry principle as it makes it…