A New Correlation for Prediction of Wax Disappearance Temperature of Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Various Pressures


1 Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


  Wax precipitate is one of the most serious issues the oil industry is currently facing, since it can cause some troubles such as increasing of the pressure losses in pipe which subsequently increases the required power for pumpage. To remove this problem, prediction of wax disappearance temperature (WDT) seems necessary. In this study, the pressure influence on the wax disappearance temperature in multi-component mixtures has been surveyed and some correlations have been proposed to predict the wax disappearance temperature instead of using thermodynamic models. The accuracies of the correlations as AARD are 0.30 %, 0.27 % and 0.68 % for binary, ternary and multi-component mixtures, respectively.


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