March 1998

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HPInternet: Blockage and fouling in the refining industry

Have you ever had to deal with paraffin wax deposition in your processing units? How about asphaltene fouling in your desalter? Have you ever noticed that asphaltene solubility is inversely related to..

Crowley, B., Competitive Analysis Technologies

Have you ever had to deal with paraffin wax deposition in your processing units? How about asphaltene fouling in your desalter? Have you ever noticed that asphaltene solubility is inversely related to temperature? What a mess that can be, and please don't mention the cost or downtime to clean out the lines and recover your operations. Well, the Internet and the World Wide Web come through for us yet again. The Thermodynamics Research Laboratory located in the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains a Web site (http://www.uic.edu/~mansoori/HOD_html) where Dr. G. A. Mansoori and his chemical engineering students are researching this phenomena

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