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The Mexican Institute of Petroleum is a public research organization dedicated to develop technical solutions, conduct basic and applied research and provide specialized training to Pemex, the state-owned government-granted monopoly in Mexico's petroleum industry.The Institute was founded on 23 August 1965 by federal decree and is based in Mexico City. Despite facing significant budget constraints in recent years and being accused of depending excessively on foreign technology by noted physicist Leopoldo García-Colín, it was the leading patent applicant among Mexican institutions in 2005 and houses one of the most advanced microscopes on the planet. Wikipedia.

Ramirez Verduzco L.F.,Mexican Institute of Petroleum
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2013

Biodiesel is a promising alternative of renewable energy obtained from natural raw material. This work presents empirical models to predict the density (ρ) and dynamic viscosity (μ) of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs), biodiesel, and biodiesel blends in a wide range of temperature. The average absolute deviation (AAD) was 0.43% in density, and 6.39% in viscosity. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Jimenez-Angeles F.,Mexican Institute of Petroleum
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics | Year: 2012

Adsorption of surface coions and charge reversal are induced at the electrical double layer of a wall charged with positive and negative surface sites next to an electrolyte solution. While for the considered surface charge density these effects are found over a wide range of conditions, they are not observed for the typically employed surface models in equivalent conditions. Important consequences in electrophoresis experiments for different colloids with equal effective surface charge density are foreseen. This study is carried out by means of molecular dynamics simulations. © 2012 American Physical Society. Source

Martinez-Palou R.,Mexican Institute of Petroleum | Luque R.,University of Cordoba, Spain
Energy and Environmental Science | Year: 2014

The purpose of this review is to provide appropriate details concerning the applications of ionic liquids for the removal of pollutants from refinery feedstocks, like sulfur-, nitrogen- and fluor-containing compounds, aromatics, naphthenic acids and asphaltenes. Furthermore, critical considerations surrounding the problems and challenges associated with the application of these technologies in the petroleum industry are discussed. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014. Source

National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and Mexican Institute of Petroleum | Date: 2015-06-12

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Mexican Institute of Petroleum and National Autonomous University of Mexico | Date: 2015-06-17

The present invention relates to a catalytic formulation used in the hydroprocessing of light and middle oil fractions, preferably in hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation reactions to obtain diesel with ultra low sulfur content less than or equal to 15 ppm in weight. The catalytic formulation, object of the present invention, consists of at least one metal of Group VI B and at least one metal of Group VIII B and one element of Group V A of the periodic table deposited on a support based on surface modified alumina with an inorganic oxide of a metal of Group II A, IV A and/or IV B. And containing an impregnated organic compound containing at least one hydroxyl group and at least one carboxyl group and that can contain or not at least one sulfide group in its structure. The catalytic formulation, object of the present invention, allows processing of the oil fractions with initial and final boiling temperatures between 150 and 450 C., with initial nitrogen and sulfur content between 1 and 3% by weight and 200 to 600 ppm, respectively, reducing sulfur content to concentrations lower or equal to 15 ppm and nitrogen concentrations to lower than 1 ppm.

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