TGA and DSC investigation of different clay mineral effects on the combustion behavior and kinetics of crude oil from Kazan region, Russia

KÖK M. V., Varfolomeev M. A., Nurgaliev D. K.

JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.200, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 200
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.petrol.2021.108364
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Clay, Combustion, Crude oil, Kinetic analysis, Thermogravimetry, Differential scanning calorimeter
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this research, the effect of different clay minerals (bentonite, illite and kaolinite) on the combustion behavior and kinetics of crude oils from Kazan region (Russia) was studied using thermogravimetry (TGA) and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). The ramped temperature experiments were performed at constant heating rates (10, 20 and 30 degrees C/min) under air atmosphere. In both TGA and DSC experiments, two reaction zones were identified known as low temperature oxidation (LTO) and high temperature oxidation (HTO). The reaction regions, burnout temperatures, mass loss, heat of reaction and peak temperatures were determined. It was observed that the reaction intervals and the peak temperatures were also affected in the presence of different clay minerals. Kinetic parameters were calculated by Ozawa-Flynn-Wall (OFW), Kissenger-Akahira-Sunouse (KAS) kinetic methods. The addition of different clay minerals reduced the mass loss percentages of the crude oil samples due to the surface area effect. In addition, all clay samples show a good catalytic effect by a significant reduction in activation energy.