June 2006

Misc

Determine oil content in petroleum waxes

New methodology decreases testing time and improves accuracy

Farhadi, F., Sharif University of Technology; Mafi, M., Yazdani, F., Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran

An easier test method to determine oil content in petroleum waxes is needed. Contrary to existing standard methods that are time-consuming and must have a – 32°C environment, a method that is easily reproduced, requires less time to perform and needs a simple test environment would be highly beneficial to the industry. Waxes are an important part of the hydrocarbon processing industry as they provide key consumer products and are also used as processing intermediates: Flatting in paint systems Fuel in candles and fire logs Lubrication in plastic processing Protection against UV attack in rubber Coating and lamination in flexible packaging Moisture proofing in f

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