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dc.contributor.advisorSvrcek, William Y.
dc.contributor.authorFerworn, Kevin Alan
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:54:28Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:54:28Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationFerworn, K. A. (1992). An Experimental investigation of asphaltene flocculation/precipitation in bitumens (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/11754en_US
dc.identifier.isbn031575205Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/31143
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 76-80.en
dc.description.abstractWith the increasing use of bitumens as fuels and chemical feedstocks, it is important to understand how bitumens behave under production and processing conditions. Due to their high viscosity, bitumens cannot be produced by conventional means, necessitating the use of more sophisticated thermal or solvent recovery techniques. It has been observed, however, that the diluents used in the petroleum industry can cause asphaltene deposition from bitumens. A scanning laser particle analyzer is employed to study how asphaltenes are affected by different solvents, thermodynamic conditions and external factors including agitation, shearing and excess oxygen. It was determined that asphaltene particles form extremely quickly, are very stable, and are affected to certain extents by different solvents in varying concentrations. A microvideo camera was also used to view the asphaltene particles and it was discovered that they are not necessarily spherical in nature.
dc.format.extentx, 95 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTN 871 F455 1992en
dc.subject.lcshThermal oil recovery
dc.subject.lcshBitumen
dc.subject.lcshAsphaltene
dc.titleAn Experimental investigation of asphaltene flocculation/precipitation in bitumens
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/11754
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTN 871 F455 1992en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 817 520535200


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.