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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR COAL DERIVED CARBON PRODUCTS

Abstract

This NETL sponsored effort seeks to develop continuous technologies for the production of carbon products, which may be thought of as the heavier products currently produced from refining of crude petroleum and coal tars obtained from metallurgical grade coke ovens. This effort took binder grade pitch, produced from liquefaction of West Virginia bituminous grade coal, all the way to commercial demonstration in a state of the art arc furnace. Other products, such as crude oil, anode grade coke and metallurgical grade coke were demonstrated successfully at the bench scale. The technology developed herein diverged from the previous state of the art in direct liquefaction (also referred to as the Bergius process), in two major respects. First, direct liquefaction was accomplished with less than a percent of hydrogen per unit mass of product, or about 3 pound per barrel or less. By contrast, other variants of the Bergius process require the use of 15 pounds or more of hydrogen per barrel, resulting in an inherent materials cost. Second, the conventional Bergius process requires high pressure, in the range of 1500 psig to 3000 psig. The WVU process variant has been carried out at pressures below 400 psig, a significant difference. Thanksmore » mainly to DOE sponsorship, the WVU process has been licensed to a Canadian Company, Quantex Energy Inc, with a commercial demonstration unit plant scheduled to be erected in 2011.« less

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Research Org.:
West Virginia University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1029975
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-03NT41873
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; 08 HYDROGEN; ANODES; ARC FURNACES; BERGIUS PROCESS; BINDERS; CARBON; COAL; COAL TAR; COKE; COKE OVENS; HYDROGEN; PETROLEUM; PRODUCTION; REFINING; SOLVENT EXTRACTION

Citation Formats

Elliot Kennel, Chong Chen, Dady Dadyburjor, Mark Heavner, Manoj Katakdaunde, Liviu Magean, James Mayberry, Alfred Stiller, Joseph Stoffa, Christopher Yurchick, and John Zondlo. DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR COAL DERIVED CARBON PRODUCTS. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/1029975.
Elliot Kennel, Chong Chen, Dady Dadyburjor, Mark Heavner, Manoj Katakdaunde, Liviu Magean, James Mayberry, Alfred Stiller, Joseph Stoffa, Christopher Yurchick, & John Zondlo. DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR COAL DERIVED CARBON PRODUCTS. United States. doi:10.2172/1029975.
Elliot Kennel, Chong Chen, Dady Dadyburjor, Mark Heavner, Manoj Katakdaunde, Liviu Magean, James Mayberry, Alfred Stiller, Joseph Stoffa, Christopher Yurchick, and John Zondlo. Thu . "DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR COAL DERIVED CARBON PRODUCTS". United States. doi:10.2172/1029975. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1029975.
@article{osti_1029975,
title = {DEVELOPMENT OF CONTINUOUS SOLVENT EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR COAL DERIVED CARBON PRODUCTS},
author = {Elliot Kennel and Chong Chen and Dady Dadyburjor and Mark Heavner and Manoj Katakdaunde and Liviu Magean and James Mayberry and Alfred Stiller and Joseph Stoffa and Christopher Yurchick and John Zondlo},
abstractNote = {This NETL sponsored effort seeks to develop continuous technologies for the production of carbon products, which may be thought of as the heavier products currently produced from refining of crude petroleum and coal tars obtained from metallurgical grade coke ovens. This effort took binder grade pitch, produced from liquefaction of West Virginia bituminous grade coal, all the way to commercial demonstration in a state of the art arc furnace. Other products, such as crude oil, anode grade coke and metallurgical grade coke were demonstrated successfully at the bench scale. The technology developed herein diverged from the previous state of the art in direct liquefaction (also referred to as the Bergius process), in two major respects. First, direct liquefaction was accomplished with less than a percent of hydrogen per unit mass of product, or about 3 pound per barrel or less. By contrast, other variants of the Bergius process require the use of 15 pounds or more of hydrogen per barrel, resulting in an inherent materials cost. Second, the conventional Bergius process requires high pressure, in the range of 1500 psig to 3000 psig. The WVU process variant has been carried out at pressures below 400 psig, a significant difference. Thanks mainly to DOE sponsorship, the WVU process has been licensed to a Canadian Company, Quantex Energy Inc, with a commercial demonstration unit plant scheduled to be erected in 2011.},
doi = {10.2172/1029975},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009},
month = {Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2009}
}

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