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What is Gilsonite?

Also known as Natural Bitumen (Natural Asphalt) is a Heavy Hydrocarbon formed directly from crude oil reserves, it is produced when the volatile elements of crude oil are evaporated under immense pressure during many years and with specific physical and geographical conditions, therefore Gilsonite is in Solid shape with dark color and high carbon content and based on each mine geology Gilsonite could have different specifications.

Natural Gilsonite is non-hazardous and non-toxic. It is a  pure resinous rock, formed of a complex combination of different kinds of hydrocarbons. It’s unique chemical and physical properties make Gilsonite a high-performance, multipurpose additive which is also a cost-effective solution too.

Gilsonite is used in many industries such as Asphalt industry, oil drilling, ink and paint, foundry, waterproofing, pipe coating, etc.

Table of analysis:

Table 1: Ash Content Up To 10%

NO. Test Result Test method
1 Specific Gravity @ 25/25°C 1.25 ASTM D70
2 Ash Content, wt% Up to 10 ASTM D3174
3 Softening Point, °C 180-190 ASTM E28
4 Moisture Content, wt% 2.84 ASTM D3173
5 Volatile Matter, wt% 60.17 ASTM D3175
6 Fixed Carbon, wt% 28.03 ASTM D3172
7 Carbon Content, mass% 69.7 ASTM D5291
8 Hydrogen Content, mass% 8.856 ASTM D5291
9 Nitrogen Content, mass% 0.837 ASTM D5291
10 Sulfur Content, mass% 8.681 UOP 864
11 Solubility in CS2 91.45 ASTM D4
12 Solubility in CCl4 78.9 ASTM D2042
13 Solubility in TCE 87.47 ASTM D2042

 

 Table 2: Ash Content 11-13%

 

NO. Test Result Test method
1 Specific Gravity @ 25/25°C 1.18 ASTM D70
2 Ash Content, wt% 11-13 ASTM D3174
3 Softening Point, °C 180-190 ASTM E28
4 Moisture Content, wt% 1.0 ASTM D3173
5 Volatile Matter, wt% 61.2 ASTM D3175
6 Fixed Carbon, wt% 26.4 ASTM D3172
7 Carbon Content, mass% 67.63 ASTM D5291
8 Hydrogen Content, mass% 8.665 ASTM D5291
9 Nitrogen Content, mass% 0.8 ASTM D5291
10 Sulfur Content, mass% 8.375 UOP864
11 Solubility in CS2 72.1 ASTM D4
12 Solubility in CCl4 65.5 ASTM D2042
13 Solubility in TCE 82.1 ASTM D2042

 

 Table 3: Ash Content 16-18%

 

NO. Test Result Test method
1 Specific gravity 25/25°C 1.25 ASTM D70
2 Ash content, wt% 16-18 ASTM D3174
3 Softening point, °C 180-190 ASTM E28
4 Moisture content, wt% 1.50 ASTM D3173
5 Volatile matter, wt% 58.10 ASTM D3175
6 Fixed carbon, wt% 23.24 ASTM D3172
7 Carbon content, mass% 65.13 ASTM D5291
8 Hydrogen content, mass% 8.036 ASTM D5291
9 Nitrogen content, mass% 0.847 ASTM D5291
10 Sulfur content, mass% 8.395 UOP864
11 Solubility in CS2 67.9 ASTM D4
12 Solubility in CCl4 64.2 ASTM D2042
13 Solubility in TCE 74.3 ASTM D2042