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Ammar S. Abbas
Suondos K. A. Barnoo


Iraqi paraffin wax (1.0 wt% aromatic content and 4.4 wt% oil content, Basrah origin) was hydro treated over commercial Pt-Re/y-Al203 catalyst in order to study aromatic removal reaction (de-aromatization) kinetics. Reaction temperature varied from 453 to 533 K over a liquid hourly space velocity from 0.5 to 4.2 h. Hydrogen pressure was kept constant throughout all the experiment at 3.6 Mpa with hydrogen to wax ratio about 400 m/m Kinetics analysis showed that the hydro-de-aromatization reaction followed a second order kinetics model. Energy, enthalpy and entropy of activation of hydro-de-aromatization reaction were 17.2 RJ/mole, 13.1 kJ/mole and -16.9 J/mole K, respectively.

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“HYDRO-DE-AROMATIZATION OF PARAFFIN WAX” (2005) Journal of Engineering, 11(04), pp. 715–723. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2005.04.09.

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“HYDRO-DE-AROMATIZATION OF PARAFFIN WAX” (2005) Journal of Engineering, 11(04), pp. 715–723. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2005.04.09.

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