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Crude Oil Fouling by Geoffrey Hewitt, Francesco Coletti

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Chapter Six

Concluding Remarks

F. Coletti1,  and G.F. Hewitt2     1Chief Technology Officer, Hexxcell Ltd, UK     2Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Abstract

The final chapter (Chapter 6) summarizes the current state of knowledge on crude oil fouling and attempts to predict how the subject will develop into the future.

Keywords

Crude oil fouling
As seen from Chapters 1–5, crude oil fouling is a highly complex process, reflecting the complex nature of crude oil itself. Crude oil composition and behavior change from source to source, reflecting the wide variety of prehistoric events that led to the original formation of the crude oil. However, the supplier of products arising from crude oil wishes to make these products relatively ...

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