Physical Properties o f Agbabu and Yegbata Bitumen i n Nigeria

Ogirik, Shadrach Olise and Adepoju, Jennifer Oyindamola and Yusuff, Adeyinka Sikiru and Anochie, Victor (2018) Physical Properties o f Agbabu and Yegbata Bitumen i n Nigeria. Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 5 (1). ISSN 2289 - 7771

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This experimental work evaluates the physical properties of Abagbu and Yegbata bitumen from Nigeria with comparison with that of Canada being the world largest producer of crude oil from bitumen. This study em ployed the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods in conducting laboratory experiments in order to determine the viscosity, specific gravity, API (American Petroleum Institute) gravity, pour point and flash point. A Gas Chromatograph (GC ) was used to determine the hydrocarbon content of the bitumen samples. Test results showed that the specific gravity for the bitumen sampleswas 1.01 with a 0.9962 O API for Yegbata, while that of Agbabu bitumen sample was 8.599 specific gravity and 10.54 O API. Kinematic viscosity was 1.0×10 2 to 3.3×10 4 and 1.6×10 3 to 5.6×10 4 , flash point of 288 o C and 282 o C and pour point of 44 o C and 47 o C. The gas chromatography analysis showed that the samples contained 46.35% and 7.59% saturates, 21.63% and 64.39% aromatic s and 32.03% and 28.01% resins for Agbabu and Yegbata respectively. In comparison with Athabasca bitumen, the results were similar. The assessment and comparison of these properties with the properties of bitumen from Athabasca in Canada reveals that any s urface or subsurface crude bitumen gotten from Agbabu and Yegbata in Ondo State, Nigeria can be exploited using similar technologies, if not the same as the technologies being used in Athabasca, Canada

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tar sand, Bitumen, Agbabu, Yegbata, Nigeria n Bitumen, Nigeria, Physical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 09:35

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