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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Correlation for predicting the molecular weight of Brazilian petroleum residues and cuts: An application for the simulation of a molecular distillation process
Author: Linan, LZ
Lima, NMN
Maciel, MRW
Maciel, R
Medina, LC
Embirucu, M
Abstract: In this work a correlation to predict the molecular weights of Brazilian heavy petroleum residues and cuts is developed. The residues were obtained from conventional distillation processes ASTM D 2892 (2005) and ASTM D 5236 (2003). The correlation was developed by adjusting experimental parameters of the API correlation (defined for light cuts). For the adjustment, molecular weight data of atmospheric residues (673.15 K+) of 14 heavy crude oils (API <= 25.5) obtained from a steady state refining process simulator (PETROX) were used. The adjusted correlation was validated with data from the molecular weights of atmospheric residues derived from 7 other heavy Brazilian crude oils and very good results were obtained, with an average absolute deviation of 2.20%. Furthermore, the predicted molecular weights and actual measured ones using Vapor Pressure Osmometry (VPO) of the 10 distillate cuts and 10 residues obtained by molecular distillation of atmospheric residues were compared. In general, improved results are provided by the developed correlation in relation to the conventional method, with a good correspondence between the predicted and experimental values for the cuts and residues studied here. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: molecular distillation
molecular weight
specific gravity
vapor pressure osmometry
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2011.04.014
Date Issue: 2011
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