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Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators

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Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators. / Ahmed, Tariq; Russell, Paul; Makwashi, Nura; Hamad, Faik; Gooneratne, Samantha.

In: Heliyon, Vol. 6, No. 6, E04065, 23.06.2020.

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Ahmed, T, Russell, P, Makwashi, N, Hamad, F & Gooneratne, S 2020, 'Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators', Heliyon, vol. 6, no. 6, E04065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04065

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Ahmed, T., Russell, P., Makwashi, N., Hamad, F., & Gooneratne, S. (2020). Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators. Heliyon, 6(6), [E04065]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04065

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Ahmed T, Russell P, Makwashi N, Hamad F, Gooneratne S. Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators. Heliyon. 2020 Jun 23;6(6). E04065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04065

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Ahmed, Tariq ; Russell, Paul ; Makwashi, Nura ; Hamad, Faik ; Gooneratne, Samantha. / Design and capital cost optimisation of three-phase gravity separators. In: Heliyon. 2020 ; Vol. 6, No. 6.

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