Crude Oil

Solubilities

Results based on total benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene + xylenes (combined concentration) and naphthalenes concentrations in mg/L and 22 deg C: Norman Wells crude oil, 30-33.5 (distilled water) and 14.8-25.5 (seawater); Alberta crude oil, 25.02 (distilled water); Swan Hills crude oil, 35.1 (distilled water); Prudhoe Bay crude oil, 29.01 (distilled water); Lago Medio crude oil, 23.66-25.5 (distilled water) and 16.47 (seawater); Kopanoar crude oil, 10.42 (distilled water); Murban crude oil, 28.62 (distilled water); Hibernia B crude oil, 16.92 (seawater); Hibernia J crude oil, 7.75 (seawater); Mobile A crude oil, 29.6 (distilled water); Mobile B crude oil 58 (distilled water)

Water solubilities of crude oil fractions.

Aliphatic Fractions

Carbon Number Solubility (mg/L)
>5-6 36
>6-8 5.4
>8-10 0.43
>10-12 0.034
>12-16 7.6X10-4

Water solubilities of crude oil fractions.

Aromatic Fractions

Carbon Number Solubility (mg/L)
>5-7 (benzene) 1,800
>7-8 (toluene) 520
>8-10 65
>10-12 25
>12-16 5.8
>16-21 0.65
>21-35 6.6X10-3
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