Monday, October 16th, 2017 | 2:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m | CE 265
“Unlocking Undervalued Non-Renewable Energy Resources”
With the industrial need for oil creating a growing scarcity of light, transport-efficient oil, a need for more readily transportable heavy crude is being developed. The processes of production and pipeline transportation of heavy crude oil require an understanding of material composition and physical and rheological characteristics, and the changes which occur at different process parameters. Typically, this would require a series of expensive and wasteful experiments, done by exposing various crudes to varied processing conditions, such as pressure and temperature, which through exposure produce changes in the oil properties but are overall inefficient. The presentation discusses various aspects of crude oil; from its characteristics as non-renewable energy, environmental pollution, recovery, transportation, applications and limitations.
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