A-Z of the petroleum products:
First, you should know that petroleum products are group of broad application materials obtained from crude oil at petroleum refineries. Today, these materials are significant part of our life i.e. human life can hardly sustain without petroleum products.
It should be noted that petroleum products are mainly used for their energy. These products are often black or dark brown in color but, sometimes they are also produced and found in yellow, red, and green colors.
Petroleum products are kind of fossil fuels found in liquid form underground and are considered as one of most the well-known and broadest application sources of energy worldwide. Each product has special characteristics and the refineries produce other chemicals, in addition to petroleum and its derivatives.
Generally, petroleum is extracted and refined for two major purposes as follows:
- Extraction of broad application products such as petroleum for petrochemical industries, car engine oil, and gasoline for automobile fueling
- Direct consumption of crude oil due to the big gap between its boiling point and flash point which makes it easy and safe to use
Various types of petroleum products:
- Diesel fuels
- Asphalt and pitch
- Airplane fuel
- Base oils and lubricants
- Waxes and greases
- Hydrogen and carbon in the form of petroleum
- Furnace fuel oil
- Jet fuels
- Natural tar
- White petroleum
Products obtained from petroleum:
- Colored pencil
- Chewing gum
- Anti-wrinkle clothes
- Solar panels
- Sports equipments
- Artificial teeth
- Deodorants such as perfumes, eude cologne, etc.
- Contact lenses