Combustion properties of emulsion fuel prepared from heavy crude oil in Oman

Rashid S. Al-Maamari*, Naoya Shigemoto, Akihiko Hirayama, Mark N. Sueyoshi

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An emulsion of Omani heavy crude oil was prepared to reduce its viscosity, and combusted in a test boiler to investigate its combustibility and to analyze its flue gas composition, eg., CO, SO2, NOx, and dust. The emulsion was evaluated to be suitable for use as a combustion fuel due to its lower environmental impact and lower possibility of high-temperature corrosion of boiler materials, in comparison with a commercial emulsion fuel, Orimulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Engineering of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Combustion
  • Emulsion fuel
  • Flue gas
  • Heavy crude oil
  • Vanadium corrosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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