Application of solar energy in the initial crude oil treatment process in oil fields

  • F Mammadov Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Keywords: parabolic trough solar plant, ecology, initial crude oil treatment, solar reactor, heat exchanger, fossil fuels


Because of rich solar and oil reserves in the Absheron Peninsula (latitude 40º 26’ N and longitude 49º 46’ E) of Azerbaijan, application of solar energy in the oil treatment process in the oil fields was considered. An experimental plant with double module parabolic through concentrators was developed, built and tested. The dependence of the plant’s oil treatment opportunity on solar radiation changes through months of the year was determined. The use of solar energy in the oil industry gives the opportunity for fossil fuels to be partly economized, and to improve the conditions of work, safety measures and ecology.


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