June 18, 2024
Majid Mohadesi

Majid Mohadesi

Academic rank: Associate professor
Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engeenring, Kermanshah University of Technology (KUT), Imam Khomeini Highway, Kermanshah, Iran
Education: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering
Phone: 083-38305000 (1167, 1025)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


A New Correlation for Prediction Wax Disappearance Temperature of Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Various Pressures
Type Article
Wax precipitation, Thermodynamic model, Wax disappearance temperature (WDT)
Researchers Gholamreza Moradi، Majid Mohadesi، Mojtaba Mokhtari


Wax precipitate is one of the most serious issues the oil industry is currently facing, since it can cause some troubles such as increasing of the pressure losses in pipe which subsequently increases the required power for pumpage. To remove this problem, prediction of wax disappearance temperature (WDT) seems necessary. In this study, the pressure influence on the wax disappearance temperature in multi-component mixtures has been surveyed and some correlations have been proposed to predict the wax disappearance temperature instead of using thermodynamic models. The accuracies of the correlations as AARD are 0.30 %, 0.27 % and 0.68 % for binary, ternary and multi-component mixtures, respectively.