The Effect of Pour Point Depressant on the Flow Behavior of Crude Oils


KÖK M. V.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, vol.36, no.2, pp.167-172, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567036.2010.529573
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-172
  • Keywords: additive, crude oil, flow models, pour point, rheology, wax, WAX

Abstract

In this research, pour point and rheological experiments were carried out on three different crude oils those doped with pour point depressant. It was observed that when the amount of pour point depressant was increased from 500 to 2,000 ppm, pour points of all the crude oils were decreased considerably. In rheological experiments, shear rate versus shear stress values were obtained for all the crude oil samples with and without additives. It was observed that the Bingham Plastic model excellently fit the experimental data with the correlation coefficient > 0.999.