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Crude Oil Fouling by Geoffrey Hewitt, Francesco Coletti

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5.3. Fundamental Transport Modeling

J. Yang, D. Sileri, O. K. Matar
Current models for asphaltene fouling (reviewed in Section 5.1) are based mainly on the use of empirical or semiempirical correlations (Epstein, 1994; Ebert and Panchal, 1995; Panchal et al., 1999; Polley et al., 2002; Nasr and Givi 2006; Yeap et al., 2004). These models, which are of the form

Foulingrate=DepositionrateRemovalrate

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rely on the fitting of laboratory- or plant-scale data rather than on achieving a fundamental understanding of the transport processes underlying fouling, which include aggregation, diffusion, deposition, aging, removal, and their dependence on temperature, ...

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