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an Overview

Edited by Fathi Samir Soliman

Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute

Paraffin waxes make up the majority of commercial waxes. Waxes are characterized by the carbon number, hardness, crystal shape, composition, and molecular weight. These characteristics determine the condition of separating the wax. Paraffin wax is widely used in different industries such as ink, paper, cosmetics, ceramics using powder injection molding and energy storage as phase change materials. Consumption of wax products has increased in the world; especially for food, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, as well as specialty products. The increase of profitability of wax production will lie in the improvement of blending and modification techniques for macro and micro-crystalline waxes used as the base materials.

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Paraffinan OverviewEdited by Fathi Samir Soliman

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75234

ISBN: 978-1-83880-595-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-594-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-596-8

Copyright year: 2020

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3720 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Petroleum Paraffins

By Fathi Samir Soliman


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2. Wax Chemical and Morphological Investigation of Brazilian Crude Oils

By Erika C.A. Nunes Chrisman, Angela C.P. Duncke, Márcia C.K. Oliveira and Márcio N. Souza


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3. Managing Paraffin/Wax Deposition Challenges in Deepwater Hydrocarbon Production Systems

By Keshawa Shukla and Mayank Vishal Labh


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4. Solar Thermal Energy Storage Using Paraffins as Phase Change Materials for Air Conditioning in the Built Environment

By Wenye Lin, Zhenjun Ma, Haoshan Ren, Jingjing Liu and Kehua Li


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5. Paraffin as Phase Change Material

By Amir Reza Vakhshouri


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