Structural Study and Upgrading of Kazakhstan Oil Sands

  • Ye. Tileuberdi The Institute of Combustion Problems, Bogenbay str.172, 050012 Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Z. A. Mansurov The Institute of Combustion Problems, Bogenbay str.172, 050012 Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Ye. K. Ongarbayev Al Farabi Kazakh National University, al-Farabi av.71, 050040 Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • B. K. Tuleutaev The Institute of Combustion Problems, Bogenbay str.172, 050012 Almaty, Kazakhstan


In the paper separation methods of organic part from oil sands were investigated at experimentally. For the determination of organic part (liquid fraction) of oil sands the extraction methods was used in Soxhlet apparatus by solvent. Thermal processing was carried out with a monotonic heating of oil sands from room temperature to 500 ºC. As showing results, organic part of Beke and Munayli-Mola oil sands studied by extraction method were 12.0 wt.% and 16 wt.%. Thermal processing results showed, that the organic part of Beke and Munayli-Mola oil sands were 9.6 wt.% and 13.5 wt.%. Physical and chemical characteristics of liquid fraction are established by standard methods.


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How to Cite
Y. Tileuberdi, Z. Mansurov, Y. Ongarbayev, and B. Tuleutaev, “Structural Study and Upgrading of Kazakhstan Oil Sands”, Eurasian Chem.-Technol. J., vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 173-179, Apr. 2015.