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The Role of Solvent De-Asphalting (SDA) in Refining

Presented By

Sim Romero - Becht Engineering


The presentation will give an overview of the history of the technology and how it is different than fractionation. Examples of SDA yields and product qualities will be illustrated. How the SDA process fits into the modern refinery and how this technology can add value in particular refinery configurations. A discussion on the product qualities from a SDA unit and the challenges for downstream processing of the DAO and Pitch. Finally a brief discussion on the impact of an SDA operations has on refinery economics.

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