Industrial Waste Water Treatment

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Crude Oil Classifications

Base Oils:

Crude Oil Classifications
Paraffin Based:
High in wax & lube oil fractions, containing small amounts of napthalenes or asphalt: low sulphur, nitrogen & oxygen compounds

Asphalt Based:
High in pitch, asphalt & heavy fuel oil

Mixed Base:
Characteristics midway between paraffin and asphalt bases

Aromatic Base:
High in molecular weight aromatic compounds and napthalene with smaller portions of asphalt and lube oils.


Pan America Environmental, Inc
2309 N. Ringwood Rd., Ste G, McHenry, IL 60050 USA
815.344.2960   •   panam@panamenv.com