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Rheology of heavy crude oil and asphaltene-polymer composite blends
Prasad S.K., Kakati A.,
Published in Elsevier
Pages: 161 - 192
Polymers have become an integral part of our daily lives with a wide range of applications. Oftentimes, the nature of application demands modifications of properties of polymer composites. Literature survey reveals that asphaltenes (high molecular weight and polar fractions of the crude oil) have been introduced in recent years as a filler to modify the properties of asphaltene-polymer composites. Asphaltenes are often considered as a waste product of petroleum industry but can have implications in strengthening of the polymer composites owing to improved filler-matrix interaction and formation of filler network via reorganization of the particles. In addition, certain polymer blends can improve the flow performance of the crude oil containing asphaltene and/or wax by modifying the rheological properties. This chapter discusses in detail the development in the field of asphaltene-polymer composites and flowability improvement of heavy crude oil using different polymer blends. © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by TypesetRheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites: Theory, Modelling and Applications
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