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Containing Road Bitumens" Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils.
Fast pyrolysis of Sirnak asphaltite
(Turkey) and characterization of pyrolysis products // Energ.
South-Eastern region of Turkey has a relatively large asphaltite
There is a reason to believe that detailed examination of asphaltite
deposits may offer rich information about possible oil pools which are also of continuously growing interest of scientists and practicians.
is a solid petroleum fuel with a high softening point.
As the pyrolysis reaction runs, the coke aggregates and accumulates on the solid surface of the asphaltite
is a petroleum-originated substance formed by metamorphism.
According to the World Energy Council and Turkish National Committee (1998), the total reserve of asphaltic substances which are found in southeastern Turkey is about 82 million tonnes, with Silopi and Sirnak reserves together comprising the major part of the asphaltite
These resources include a wide variety of bituminous coal, lignite, oil shale, asphaltite
, and peat deposits and vary in reserve quality and physical characteristics .
In Turkey, asphaltite
is one of the large sources of energy in the southeastern part of the country, in the provinces of Siirt, Sirnak and Mardin.
Low oxygen content (< 2%) of asphaltite
shows that asphaltite
is of petroleum origin and has been formed through metamorphism.
synthetic oil from low-grade solid fuels, such as oil shale, asphaltite