Recent dramatic increases in world oil consumption and price have forced the petroleum industry towards less conventional sources of hydrocarbons for the production of products parallel to those from conventional crude oils. One of the largest such sources of hydrocarbons is the oil sand formation located in the Athabasca region of the province of Alberta. The composition and physical characteristics of the bitumen closely resemble those of asphaltic residues which are obtained as by-products from the refining of crude oils. The paper discusses an investigation into the preparation of asphalt from the Athabasca bitumen and attempts to show what relationships, if any, exist between the physical consistency of the products and their chemical composition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Asphalt Paving Technologists' Technical Session held in New Orleans, La on Feb 16-18, 1976.
  • Authors:
    • Moschopedis, S E
    • Speight, J G
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00158321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM