Feedstocks

  • Coal

  • Petroleum

  • Shale

  • Gilsonite

  • Biomass tars

Intermediates

  • Coal tar pitch

  • Petroleum pitch

  • Air blown pitch

  • Distilled residues

Analysis

  • Carbon residue/coking index (TGA)

  • Softening point (Mettler Toledo)

  • Rheology (dynamic shear rheometer)

  • Optical microscopy (transmitted, reflected, cross polarized and fluorescence)

  • Scanning electron microscopy

  • Atomic force microscopy

  • X-ray diffraction

  • Ash content (TGA)

  • Solubility (heptane, toluene, dichloromethane, acetone, tetrahydrofuran, pyridine, quinoline, n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, etc.)

Development

  • Coal pyrolysis

  • Petroleum pyrolysis/coking

  • Petroleum bottoms to pitch

  • Deasphalting

  • Air blowing

  • Distillation

For more information, contact:

Jeramie Adams / Bio
Vice President
Asphalt and Petroleum Technologies
(307) 721-2324

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