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Study on Asphaltene Precipitation Using Thin Film Micro-reactor

Musa, Muhamad Nabil Azmi (2015) Study on Asphaltene Precipitation Using Thin Film Micro-reactor. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Asphaltenes are present in most petroleum materials and in all heavy oils and bitumen from oil sands. Asphaltenes are the heaviest and most complex molecules in crude oil and are defined by its solubility class as the constituents of oil which are soluble in toluene but insoluble in n-heptane. Asphaltene precipitation in the petroleum industry is detrimental to production operations since oil flow rate is impaired due to asphaltene precipitation or deposition. To study the effect of temperatures on asphaltene precipitation, a thin film micro-reactor is used to carry out the experiment. The effect of bulk temperature on asphaltene precipitation on heat transfer surface is studied and the result is observed and recorded. In this paper, four types of crude oils were tested to see the asphaltene precipitation.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 15:52
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/15733

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