LOBS through NMP Extraction

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The aim of this process is to remove aromatic components present in the feed. Aromatic compounds have low viscosity index and is detrimental for production of lube oil base stocks.


Salient Features

  1. •  Energy efficient

    •  Cost Effective

    •  Enhanced throughput

    •  Group–I base oil are being produced

    •  Also providing feed for Group II Base Oils

    •  Eco-friendly

    •  Non-toxic and biodegradable


  1. •  This technology was developed by CSIR-IIP in 1988 in collaboration with EIL

  2. •  Plant set up at IOC Haldia Refinery (Capacity 350,000 TPA)

    •  IOC Barauni

User Industries

  1. •  Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Haldia

    •  Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Barauni

For further information please contact

Mr. Suryadev Kumar
Sr. Scientist
Indian Institute of Petroleum
Dehradun – 248 005
Email : suryadev@iip.res.in
Phone : 0135 2525704