During the upgrading of heavy petroleum, asphaltene is the most problematic impurity since it is the main cause of catalyst deactivation and sediments formation. Exploring many aspects related to asphaltenes composition and conversion, Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils highlights the various changes that thes
Definition and Structure of Asphaltenes. Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils. Changes in Asphaltenes during Hydrotreating. Catalyst Deactivation due to Asphaltenes. Sediments Formation. Hydrocracking and Kinetics of Asphaltenes. Fractionation of Heavy Crudes and Asphaltenes.