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Response Surface Methodology On Wax Deposit Optimization

Norida, Ridzuan and Zulkefli, Yaacob and Fatmawati, Adam (2017) Response Surface Methodology On Wax Deposit Optimization. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 21 (2). pp. 452-459. ISSN 1394-2506

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In this study, the application of response surface method design based on rotatable central composite design (CCD) was used to optimize wax deposit using Design Expert 7.1.6 software. The process consisted of 13 experiments involving eight factorial points and five replications at the center point. The influence of operating parameters on the weight of wax deposit was investigated using cold finger apparatus. The experimental result indicated that the amount of wax deposit was significant due to factors of cold finger temperature and experimental duration. The wax deposit amount decreased significantly with the decrease of experimental duration when the cold finger temperature increased to 25 °C. The minimum value of 0.0042 g of wax deposit was obtained at the optimized conditions of 1.5 hours and 25 °C, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: cold finger method; crude oil; optimization
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 02:30
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 04:23
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