Provides insights into the composition of petroleum, especially its heavy ends, and presents a review of modern methods for the analysis of heavy petroleum fractions, which are viewed as refinery feedstocks. The concept of an atmospheric equivalent boiling point (AEBP) scale increasing the boiling range almost threefold and allowing for the description of all crude oil fractions is introduced.
". . .serve[s] as a welcome addition to the efforts of the petroleum chemist. . ."
---Chemical Industry News
". . .furnishes a better insight into the composition of petroleum. . ..provides an overview of the most important methods in petroleum analysis that cover all major aspects of this field. "
"The strength of the book. . .lies in the novelty of the approach, which emphasizes the need for chemical characterization of these substrates. Altgelt and Boduszynski recognize the great complexity of petroleum. "
Compositional analysis - dream and reality; crude oil distillation and significance of AEBP; properties of heavy petroleum fractions; structural group characterization of heavy petroleum fractions; chromatographic separation of heavy petroleum fractions; molecular characterization of heavy petroleum fractions by mass spectrometry; structural group characterization by advanced NMR techniques; complementary characterization methods; composition of heavy petroleum fractions.