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Radel R. Sultanbekov
Radel R. Sultanbekov
Assistant Lecturer, Ph.D.
Saint Petersburg Mining University
Assistant Lecturer, Ph.D.
Saint Petersburg Mining University

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Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Date submitted
    2021-02-12
  • Date accepted
    2022-07-26
  • Date published
    2022-11-10

Manifestation of incompatibility of marine residual fuels: a method for determining compatibility, studying composition of fuels and sediment

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The results of studying the problem of active sediment formation when mixing residual fuels, caused by manifestation of incompatibility, are presented. A laboratory method has been developed for determining the compatibility and stability of fuels allowing identification of a quantitative characteristic of sediment formation activity. Laboratory studies were performed, and incompatible fuel components were identified. Tests were made to determine the quality indicators of samples and group individual composition of fuels. Results on the content of total and inorganic carbon in the obtained sediments were determined using Shimadzu TOC-V SSM 5000A. Chemical composition was determined and calculated on LECO CHN-628 analyser. Group composition of hydrocarbon fuels contained in the sediment was studied by gas chromato-mass spectrometry on GCMS-QP2010 Ultra Shimadzu. To obtain additional information on the structural group composition of fuel sediment, IR spectrometry was performed on IR-Fourier spectrometer IRAffinity-1. X-ray diffraction analysis of sediment samples was made using X-ray diffractometer XRD-7000 Shimadzu; interplanar distances d 002 and d 100 as well as L с and L а crystallite sizes served as the evaluation criteria. Microstructural analysis of total sediment was performed by scanning electron microscopy. The results of the research confirmed that the content of normal alkanes in the fuel mixture mainly affects sediment formation. Recommendations were drawn on preserving the quality of fuels and reducing sediment formation during storage and transportation.

How to cite: Sultanbekov R.R., Schipachev A.M. Manifestation of incompatibility of marine residual fuels: a method for determining compatibility, studying composition of fuels and sediment // Journal of Mining Institute. 2022. Vol. 257. p. 843-852. DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.56