Imperial College London

Prof. Sandro Macchietto

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Process Systems Engineering



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BibTex format

author = {Diaz, Bejarano E and Coletti, F and Macchietto, S},
publisher = {American Institute of Chemical Engineers},
title = {Identifying the causes of acute fouling in refinery preheat train},
url = {},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Crude oil fouling is typically treated in the literature as a phenomenon involving the deposition of organic material on the thermal surfaces of heat exchangers. Little attention is paid to the effects that inorganic species have on the thermal and hydraulic performance of the heat exchangers affected. When deposition of inorganic species occurs, it is often the cause of an upset in operations (e.g. issues with the desalter) that results in episodes of rapid (acute) fouling. In this paper, a method used to detect acute fouling episodes and identifying their causes is presented.
AU - Diaz,Bejarano E
AU - Coletti,F
AU - Macchietto,S
PB - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
PY - 2018///
TI - Identifying the causes of acute fouling in refinery preheat train
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