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Deasphalting process using supercritical water

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Lodi, Leandro [1, 2] ; Cardenas Concha, Viktor Oswaldo [1, 3] ; Medina, Lilian Carmen [4] ; Henriques, Claudete. B. [5] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [6] ; Wolf Maciel, Maria Regina [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Sch Chem Engn, Lab Separat Proc Dev LDPS, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Alfenas ICT UNIFAL, Sci & Technol Inst, Pocos De Caldas, MG - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Exact & Earth Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Petrobras SA, Ctr Res & Dev CENPES PDEDS, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[5] REPLAN PETROBRAS Brasil, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[6] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, Lab Optimizat Design & Adv Control LOPCA, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 34, n. 11-12, p. 1016-1020, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The authors aimed to study the deasphalting process on laboratory scale through the design and development of a supercritical extraction experimental unit. The experimental unity used in tests is composed by apump, an extractor with useful volume of 3 L and one separator vessel. Extractions in supercritical condition were carried out using petroleum residue (vacuum residuum) as feedstock and water as solvent. Temperature and pressure were manipulated to maintain the solvent in the required conditions, thus facilitating the extraction process and avoiding sharp changes in the system. In both phases, the products in the deasphalted oil stream present adequate characteristics for the production of lubricant oils and those in the asphalt residue stream present an elevated concentration of asphalt molecules. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00875-1 - Study process DEASPHALTING during normal and supercritical extraction using different solvents
Grantee:Leandro Lodi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/12955-7 - Attainment of asphaltenes and lubricant oil from petroleum residue by supercritical DEASPHALTING using differents fluids - computational and experimental analysis
Grantee:Viktor Oswaldo Cardenas Concha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate