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Editors: Jeremy A. Duncan
Book Description:
Asphaltenes are molecular substances that are found in crude oil, along with resins, aromatic hydrocarbons, and alkanes (i.e., saturated hydrocarbons). Asphaltenes in the form of distillation products from oil refineries are used as "tar-mats" on roads. This new book discusses the characterization of alphaltenes and crude oils using near-UV/visible absorption spectroscopy. An overview of alphaltenes in petroleum and the cause of sediment deposition during production and refining is examined as well as the effects of magnetic fields on the paramagnetic, antioxidant, and viscous properties of oils and resin-alphaltene components. Insights into the structural characteristics of asphaltenes and its geochemical significance is also discussed.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Characterization of Asphaltenes and Crude Oils by Near-UV/Visible Absorption Spectroscopy, pp. 1-46
(Igor N. Evdokimov, Department of Physics, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 2. Effect of Asphaltene Constituents on Refinery Processes and Products, pp. 47-79
(Irena Gawel, James Speight, Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Technology of Fuels, Wroclaw, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Asphalt Surfaces as Ecological Traps for Water-Seeking Polarotactic Insects: How Can the Polarized Light Pollution of Asphalt Surfaces be Reduced?, pp. 81-119
(Péter Malik, Ramón Hegedüs, György Kriska, Susanne Ĺkesson, Bruce Robertson and Gábor Horváth, Biooptics Laboratory, Department of Biological Physics, Physical Institute, Eötvös University, Hungary, and others)

Chapter 4. Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Paramagnetic, Antioxidant, and Viscous Properties of Oils and Resin-Asphaltene Components, pp. 121-144
(Yu.V. Loskutova, Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Chapter 5. Occlusion inside Asphaltene Aggregates: Insights into the Structural Characteristics of Asphaltenes and its Geochemical Significance, pp. 145-159
(Zewen Liao, Patrice Creux, Chupeng Yang, Alain Graciaa and Ansong Geng, State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China, and others)


      Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9 171pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-453-7
   Status: AV
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