American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry


Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020

  • Low–Temperature and Semi–Batch Production of Liquid Fuel Comparable to Commercial Grade Diesel by Portland Cement – Catalyzed Pyrolysis of Waste Polypropylene

    Niyazi Al–Areqi, Elyas Alaghbari, Ahlam Al–Alas, Omar Saeed, Hussein Mufadhal, Adeeb Al-Hatemi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020
    Pages: 14-20
    Received: 9 September 2020
    Accepted: 24 September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20200402.11
    Abstract: The increased demand and consumption of virgin plastics have led in parallel to growing waste plastics disposed in landfills causing serious hazards towards the environment. In the present study, a Portland cement (PC) was used for the first time as very cheap and commercially available catalyst for the low– temperature pyrolysis of waste polypropy... Show More
  • Prediction of Asphaltene Precipitation During Gas Injection Using Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimisation

    Ikyerga Emmanuel, Alawode Adeolu, Falode Olugbenga Adebanjo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2020
    Pages: 21-30
    Received: 17 March 2020
    Accepted: 8 April 2020
    Published: 26 October 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20200402.12
    Abstract: Asphaltenes are precipitated and deposited during gas injection and this causes pore throat reduction, permeability reduction and wettability reversal. The result is reduced oil produced thereby leading to sizable revenue loss by field operators. To mitigate or completely prevent the occurrence of this phenomenon, this work has utilised Hybrid Gene... Show More