Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here we go. During the Fischer-Tropsch process to create synthetic oils one of the byproducts is water. Is this water removed from the oil somehow? Also I have been told from some of the engineers that I work with that synthetic oils absorb more water when compared to mineral oils while in use. I am not sure why this would happen, can anyone help clear this up for me? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.