P-W-BRC-81 Asphaltenes Conversion through One-step Emulsion Upgrading Process Using Molybdenum Sulfide Nano Catalysts

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Lei Jia, Yuxiang Rao, Sunyoung Gong, Lu Dong, Garry L. Rempel and Flora T.T. Ng, University of Waterloo, Canada.
A novel oil sands bitumen emulsion upgrading process was evaluated by analyzing the conversion of asphaltenes, hydrodemetalization and hydrodesulfization and structural changes of the asphaltenes during the upgrading. In situ Hwas found to be effective for oil sands bitumen emulsion pretreatment by removing asphaltenes and reduce coke formation.