Title: A Comparison of the Properties of Diluted Bitumen Crudes with other Oils Author: POLARIS Applied Sciences, Inc. Publisher: POLARIS Applied Sciences, Inc. Date: 2013 Full Report Here Summary: Laboratory and mesoscale weathering experiments show dilbits have physical properties very much aligned with a range of intermediate fuel oils and other
Bitumen, a heavier form of petroleum, is too thick to flow in a pipeline at ground temperature, so it needs to be thinned with a very light petroleum product called diluent. The resulting homogeneous mixture is referred to as “diluted bitumen” or dilbit.