The Department of Technologies of exploration and processing of metal-bearing reserves carries out scientific research and engineering in the field of processing of metal-bearing reserves (ores and high-viscosity crudes), develops new materials for selective isolation of metals from technological solutions and for the liquidation of the oil spill consequences, and also provides services on the analytical support of projects on the basis of the instrument park of the Engineering Center. The concept of the Department is to apply an integrated approach when dealing with the Customer: from the stage of solution searching and scientific developments for achieving the goal to the support of technology implementation at the Customer's production. The Head of Department is Tatiana Maryutina, Doctor of Science.

Solvent deasphalting (SDA) technology for heavy petroleum feedstock

Purpose

Increasing the depth of HPF processing by obtaining high-quality products from it

Problems we solve

  • Laboratory studies of SDA process and product testing
  • Mathematical simulation of process hydrodynamics
  • Creation of a pilot plant technical design
  • Construction of a pilot plant. Commissioning. Acceptance trials

Technology for regeneration of waste industrial oils

Purpose

Utilization and processing of waste oils in order to comply with the environmental legislation of the Russian Federation

Problems we solve

  • Experimental study
  • Production of experimental batches of regenerated lubricating oils
  • Design and construction of a pilot plant

Determination of causes of changes in the operational characteristics of oil-refining equipment

Purpose

Investigation of influence of a hydrocarbon feed composition on changes in the operational characteristics of oil-refining equipment

Problems we solve

  • Study of hydrocarbon feed, catalysts products and deposits
  • Evaluation of influence of technological parameters and operating conditions
  • Determination of possible degradation mechanisms of equipment

Development of recommendations and action plan to eliminate the causes

Development of efficient dispersants for oil spill response (OSR) in arctic conditions

Purpose

Development of an efficient dispersant for OSR in seawater and on ice, taking into account the climatic conditions of the Far North

Problems we solve

  • Laboratory studies of known dispersants
  • Development of new dispersant composition. Testing of new dispersant
  • Technical and economic feasibility study for dispersant. Toxicity assessment
  • Trademark registration