IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2019) 18-27    Article in Press

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A. Hosseinipour, A. Bt Japper-Jaafar, S. Yusup and L. Ismail
( Received: July 13, 2018 – Accepted: January 03, 2019 )

Abstract    Wax crystallisation and deposition from offshore reservoirs have been causing serious problems such as plugged pipelines and reduced production flow rates. This issue is receiving more attention from the researchers and for commercial applications due to the shift in trend from using offshore production facilities to pipelines utilization. The aim of this study is the implementation of the Avrami theory to comprehend the mechanism of wax crystallisation to reveal the morphology of wax crystal using gravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analyses. The experiment values obtained from Avrami’s theory for both gravimetric and DSC techniques showing that the crystals were one-dimensional with rod-like structure.


Keywords    Paraffin, Wax Crystallisation, DSC, Avrami Theory


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