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Feedstock, Intermediate Analysis & Development

Feedstocks

  • Coal
  • Petroleum
  • Shale
  • Gilsonite
  • Biomass tars

 

Intermediates

  • Coal tar pitch
  • Petroleum pitch
  • Air blown pitch
  • Distilled residues

Analysis

  • Carbon residue/coking index (TGA)
  • Softening point (Mettler Toledo)
  • Rheology (dynamic shear rheometer)
  • Optical microscopy (transmitted, reflected, cross polarized and fluorescence)
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • X-ray diffraction
  • Ash content (TGA)
  • Solubility (heptane, toluene, dichloromethane, acetone, tetrahydrofuran, pyridine, quinoline, n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, etc.)
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    Development

    • Coal pyrolysis
    • Petroleum pyrolysis/coking
    • Petroleum bottoms to pitch
    • Deasphalting
    • Air blowing
    • Distillation

    For more information, contact:

    Jeramie Adams / Bio
    Program Manager for Hydrocarbons
    Asphalt and Petroleum Technologies
    (307) 721-2324
    jeramie.adams@uwyo.edu