In ̄ uence of biodegradation on crude oil acidity and carboxylic acid composition

@inproceedings{Meredith2000InU,
  title={In ̄ uence of biodegradation on crude oil acidity and carboxylic acid composition},
  author={Will Meredith and S.-J. Kelland and David M. Jones},
  year={2000}
}
Quantitative analysis of separated carboxylic acid fractions of 33 crude oils from the UK, Italy and California, showed that the carboxylic acid fraction is a major factor responsible for the acidity in these oils. It was apparent that biodegradation is the main process that produces high concentrations of carboxylic acids in these crude oils with the extent of biodegradation, as measured from their hydrocarbon compositions, being clearly correlated with their total acid number (TAN). Although… CONTINUE READING

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