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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts|
|State||Published - Oct 20 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)