Submit an Article
Become a reviewer
Vol 228
Download volume:

Influence of dispersing additives and blend composition on stability of marine high-viscosity fuels

T. N. Mitusova1
N. K. Kondrasheva2
M. M. Lobashova3
M. A. Ershov4
V. A. Rudko5
About authors
  • 1 — All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Oil Refining
  • 2 — Saint-Petersburg Mining University
  • 3 — All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Oil Refining
  • 4 — All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Oil Refining
  • 5 — Saint-Petersburg Mining University
Date submitted:
Date accepted:
Date published:


The article offers a definition of the stability of marine high-viscosity fuel from the point of view of the colloid-chemical concept of oil dispersed systems. The necessity and importance of the inclusion in the current regulatory requirements of this quality parameter of high-viscosity marine fuel is indicated. The objects of the research are high-viscosity marine fuels, the basic components of which are heavy oil residues: fuel oil that is the atmospheric residue of oil refining and viscosity breaking residue that is the product of light thermal cracking of fuel oil. As a thinning agent or distillate component, a light gas oil was taken from the catalytic cracking unit. The stability of the obtained samples was determined through the xylene equivalent index, which characterizes the stability of marine high-viscosity fuel to lamination during storage, transportation and operation processes. To improve performance, the resulting base compositions of high-viscosity marine fuels were modified by introducing small concentrations (0.05 % by weight) of stabilizing additives based on oxyethylated amines of domestic origin and alkyl naphthalenes of foreign origin.

Go to volume 228


  1. Альфар Г. Топлива. Производство, применение, свойства: Справочник. Пер. с англ. / Г.Альфар, Б.Элверс; Под. ред. Т.Н. Митусовой. СПб: Профессия, 2012. 413 с.
  2. Castañeda L.C. Combined process schemes for upgrading of heavy petroleum / L.C.Castañeda, J.A.D.Muñoz, J.Ancheyta // Fuel. 2012. Vol. 100. P. 110-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.02.022.
  3. Gawrys K.L. The role of asphaltene solubility and chemical composition on asphaltene aggregation / K.L.Gawrys, P. Matthew Spiecker, P.K. Kilpatrick // Petroleum science and technology. 2003. Vol.21. № 3-4. P. 461-489. DOI: 10.1081/LFT-120018533.
  4. Effect of Hydrocarbon Composition on Quality and Operating Characteristics of Middle Distillate Fractions and Low-Viscosity Marine Fuels / N.K.Kondrasheva, D.O.Kondrashev, V.A.Rudko, A.A.Shaidulina // Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils. 2017. Vol. 53. P. 163-172. DOI: 10.1007/s10553-017-0792-8.
  5. Kondrasheva N.K. Modern hydroprocesses for the synthesis of high-quality low-viscous marine fuels / N.K.Kondrasheva, D.O.Kondrashev // Catalysis in Industry. 2017. Vol. 9. №. 1. P. 1-9. DOI: 10.1134/S207005041701007X.
  6. Laux H. Theoretical and practical approach to the selection of asphaltene dispersing agents / H.Laux, I.Rahimian, T.Butz // Fuel Processing Technology. 2000. Vol. 67. № 1. P. 79-89. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-3820(00)00087-4.
  7. Murzakov R.M. Influence of petroleum resins on colloidal stability of asphaltene-containing disperse systems / R.M.Murzakov, S.A.Sabanenkov, Z.I.Syunyaev // Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils. 1980. Vol.16. N. 10. P. 674-677. DOI: 10.1007/BF00726261.
  8. Nikooyeh K. Interactions between Athabasca pentane asphaltenes and n-alkanes at low concentrations / K.Nikooyeh, S.R.Bagheri, J.M.Shaw // Energy & Fuels. 2012. Vol. 26. № 3. P. 1756-1766. DOI: 10.1021/ef201845a.
  9. Patent № 8987537 US. Fuel compositions / D.F.Droubi, M.A.Branch, C.Delaney-Kinsella, D.T.Lipinsky, L.S.Kraus T.L.Brumfield, A.Bru, K.Steernberg, P.Tardif, S.Boudreaux. Opubl. 24.03.2015.
  10. Patent № 14/943313 US. Low sulfur marine bunker fuels and methods of making same / C.E.Robinson, S.Dawe, E.Karlsson , H.Grati. Opubl. 09.06.2015.
  11. Patent № 14/932379 US. Process for the production of fuels of heavy fuel type from a heavy hydrocarbon-containing feedstock using a separation between the hydrotreatment stage and the hydrocracking stage / W.Weiss, I.Merdrignac. Opubl. 25.06.2015.
  12. Particle size distributions from heavy-duty diesel engine operated on low-sulfur marine fuel / S.Ushakov, H.Valland, J.B.Nielsen, E.Hennie // Fuel processing technology. 2013. Vol. 106. P. 350-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2012.08.022.
  13. Zamiatina N. Comparative overview of marine fuel quality on diesel engine operation // Procedia Engineering. 2016. Vol. 134. P. 157-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.01.055.

Similar articles

Engineering-geological aspects of negative consequences of contamination of dispersive soils by petroleum products
2017 R. E. Dashko, I. Yu. Lange
Research of mining and geological conditions for geological exploration in Pre-Caucasian region
2017 R. A. Gasumov, V. A. Gridin, V. G. Kopchenkov, B. F. Galai, S. A. Dudarev
Experience of development of porphyry copper type deposits in the Urals
2017 I. A. Altushkin, V. V. Levin, A. V. Sizikov, Yu. A. Korol
Influence of a discrete additive of aluminum oxide on structure and properties of aluminum alloy
2017 Yu. A. Kurganova, S. P. Shcherbakov
Features of mathematical modeling of natural gas production and transport systems in the Russia’s arctic zone
2017 E. A. Bondarev, I. I. Rozhin, K. K. Argunova
Assessment of widespread air pollution in the megacity using geographic information systems
2017 M. A. Pashkevich, T. A. Petrova