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Title: Methods for estimating properties of hydrocarbons comprising asphaltenes based on their solubility

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a method of estimating a property of a hydrocarbon comprising the steps of: preparing a liquid sample of a hydrocarbon, the hydrocarbon having asphaltene fractions therein; precipitating at least some of the asphaltenes of a hydrocarbon from the liquid sample with one or more precipitants in a chromatographic column; dissolving at least two of the different asphaltene fractions from the precipitated asphaltenes during a successive dissolution protocol; eluting the at least two different dissolved asphaltene fractions from the chromatographic column; monitoring the amount of the fractions eluted from the chromatographic column; using detected signals to calculate a percentage of a peak area for a first of the asphaltene fractions and a peak area for a second of the asphaltene fractions relative to the total peak areas, to determine a parameter that relates to the property of the hydrocarbon; and estimating the property of the hydrocarbon.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Wyoming Research Corporation, Laramie, WY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1327926
Patent Number(s):
9,458,389
Application Number:
14/152,661
Assignee:
The University of Wyoming Research Corporation (Laramie, WY)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-98FT40322
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Schabron, John F., and Rovani, Jr., Joseph F. Methods for estimating properties of hydrocarbons comprising asphaltenes based on their solubility. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Schabron, John F., & Rovani, Jr., Joseph F. Methods for estimating properties of hydrocarbons comprising asphaltenes based on their solubility. United States.
Schabron, John F., and Rovani, Jr., Joseph F. Tue . "Methods for estimating properties of hydrocarbons comprising asphaltenes based on their solubility". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327926.
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