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Investigation of Effect of Bulk Temperature on Dissolution and Participation of Asphaltenes Using Flocculation Onset Titration

Z. A. , Chandio and M., Ramasamy (2013) Investigation of Effect of Bulk Temperature on Dissolution and Participation of Asphaltenes Using Flocculation Onset Titration. In: International Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition (IOGSE) 2013, 9-11, Oct 2013, Kota Kinabalu.

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Abstract

All of the organic fouling in petroleum refinery crude preheat train is caused by insoluble asphaltenes and the effect of bulk temperature on solubility of asphaltenes is somewhat uncertain. In this work, the effect of bulk temperature on flocculation and precipitation of asphaltenes in crude oil residue has been investigated at different temperatures from 20 0C to 95 0C using automated flocculation titrimeter. It is observed that the solubility parameter and solvating power of the oil increased with the increase in temperature. The results indicate that solubility of the particles in oil and overall stability of the oil increased with the increase in temperature in the range studied.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Process System Engineering
Academic Subject Two:Ch
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Chemical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:10735
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Marappagounder Ramasamy
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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