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Fischer-Tropsch process

  1. Oct 12, 2006 #1
    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.
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  3. Oct 19, 2006 #2


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    I'm sure it is through distillation. I believe you could also use anhydrous compounds such as calcium chloride or sodium sulfate to absorb the water from the oil.
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