Influence of microcrystalline poly(ethylene-butene) random copolymers on wax gelation of black oils

Xuhong Guo, Brian Anthony Pethica, Douglas H. Adamson, Jack Tinsley, John S. Huang, Robert Krafft Prud'homme

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Abstract

The gelation of black oils under the effect of micro-crystalline poly(ethylene-butene) (PEB) random copolymers were studied. PEB could can reduce the particle size and affect the gelation behavior significantly during cooling black oils. PEB decreased yield stress of black oils. However, polar asphaltene components in oil decreased the effectiveness of these purely hydrophobic microcrystalline polymers. The addition of polar groups to PEB using hydroboration reaction allowed the introduction of polar groups to address asphaltenic oils. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 228th ACS National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 8/22-26/2004).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Volume228
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 20 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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