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International Journal of Geological and Environmental Engineering Vol:2, No:2, 2015

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Improvement of Egyptian Vacuum Distillates by Solvent Dewaxing


Authors : Ehssan M. R. Nassef
Abstract : De-waxing of vacuum distillates by using solvent was investigated in the present study. The present work deals with
studying solvent dewaxing system which have been developed to give better dewaxing performance with respect to the
important factors in the choice of solvents which are good solubility of oil in the solvent and low solubility of wax in the solvent.
In this study, solvent dewaxing process using Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and toluene are used for Egyptian vacuum distillates
using two types of distillates. The effect of varying the composition of(MEK to toluene) on the percent yield of the oil, percent
of wax, pour point, refractive index at 20 and 70C, viscosity at 40 and 100C, viscosity index and specific gravity of the oil
produced for the two types of distillates (I & II) were evaluated. In the present study, the operating conditions of solvent
dewaxing using MEK toluene mixture achieved the best pour point at -15C for distillate I at (1:1) solvent composition mixture.
At the same ratio of MEK to toluene the best specific gravity of oil produced changed from 0.871 to 0.8802, with refractive
index of 1.84. Percent yield of 65% for oil was obtained. The results for distillate II, of higher specific gravity, are
comparatively higher than those for distillate I. The effect of temperature was also investigated and the best temperature was 20C.
Keywords : dewaxing, solvent dewaxing, pour point, lubricating oil production, wax
Conference Title : ICPPE 2015 : 18th International Conference on Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering
Conference Location : London, United Kingdom
Conference Dates : February 16-17, 2015

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International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering Vol:2, No:2, 2015

International Science Index Vol:2, No:2, 2015 waset.org/abstracts/22202

Improvement of Egyptian Vacuum Distillates by Solvent Dewaxing


Authors : Ehssan M. R. Nassef
Abstract : De-waxing of vacuum distillates by using solvent was investigated in the present study. The present work deals with
studying solvent dewaxing system which have been developed to give better dewaxing performance with respect to the
important factors in the choice of solvents which are good solubility of oil in the solvent and low solubility of wax in the solvent.
In this study, solvent dewaxing process using Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and toluene are used for Egyptian vacuum distillates
using two types of distillates. The effect of varying the composition of(MEK to toluene) on the percent yield of the oil, percent
of wax, pour point, refractive index at 20 and 70C, viscosity at 40 and 100C, viscosity index and specific gravity of the oil
produced for the two types of distillates (I & II) were evaluated. In the present study, the operating conditions of solvent
dewaxing using MEK toluene mixture achieved the best pour point at -15C for distillate I at (1:1) solvent composition mixture.
At the same ratio of MEK to toluene the best specific gravity of oil produced changed from 0.871 to 0.8802, with refractive
index of 1.84. Percent yield of 65% for oil was obtained. The results for distillate II, of higher specific gravity, are
comparatively higher than those for distillate I. The effect of temperature was also investigated and the best temperature was 20C.
Keywords : dewaxing, solvent dewaxing, pour point, lubricating oil production, wax
Conference Title : ICPPE 2015 : 18th International Conference on Polymer Products and Engineering
Conference Location : London, United Kingdom
Conference Dates : February 16-17, 2015

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