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What processes are available for
1. the separation of oil from slack wax
2. the separation of wax fom residue wax
3. the hydrogenation of wax?
18/09/2007 A: Amarjit Bakshi, Refining Hydrocarbon Technologies LLC, abakshi@rhtgulfcoast.com
The MEK/Toluene dewaxing process was normally used to remove the wax from the lube oil. The new processes use NMP or catalytic dewaxing process to remove or convert the wax to smaller molecules which are acceptable in lube oil.
The hydrogenation of wax is done by classic hydrotreating processes.......