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Title: High efficiency shale oil recovery

Abstract

The overall project objective is to demonstrate the high efficiency of the Adams Counter-Current shale oil recovery process. The efficiency will first be demonstrated on a small scale, in the current phase, after which the demonstration will be extended to the operation of a small pilot plant. Thus the immediate project objective is to obtain data on oil shale retorting operations in a small batch rotary kiln that will be representative of operations in the proposed continuous process pilot plant. Although an oil shale batch sample is sealed in the batch kiln from the start until the end of the run, the process conditions for the batch are the same as the conditions that an element of oil shale would encounter in a continuous process kiln. Similar chemical and physical (heating, mixing) conditions exist in both systems. The two most important data objectives in this phase of the project are to demonstrate (1) that the heat recovery projected for this project is reasonable and (2) that an oil shale kiln will run well and not plug up due to sticking and agglomeration. The following was completed and is reported on this quarter: (1) A software routine was written to eliminatemore » intermittently inaccurate temperature readings. (2) We completed the quartz sand calibration runs, resolving calibration questions from the 3rd quarter. (3) We also made low temperature retorting runs to identify the need for certain kiln modifications and kiln modifications were completed. (4) Heat Conductance data on two Pyrolysis runs were completed on two samples of Occidental oil shale.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Recovery Technology, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6914159
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6914159; Legacy ID: DE93006460
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE/15533-T4
ON: DE93006460
DOE Contract Number:
FG01-92CE15533
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; KILNS; MODIFICATIONS; OIL SHALES; RETORTING; FLOWSHEETS; HEAT TRANSFER; PROGRESS REPORT; PYROLYSIS; SHALE OIL; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; YIELDS; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONTROL; DECOMPOSITION; DIAGRAMS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY TRANSFER; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; MINERAL OILS; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SHALES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES 040402* -- Oil Shales & Tar Sands-- Surface Methods

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Adams, D.C.. High efficiency shale oil recovery. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/6914159.
Adams, D.C.. High efficiency shale oil recovery. United States. doi:10.2172/6914159.
Adams, D.C.. Wed . "High efficiency shale oil recovery". United States. doi:10.2172/6914159. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6914159.
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title = {High efficiency shale oil recovery},
author = {Adams, D.C.},
abstractNote = {The overall project objective is to demonstrate the high efficiency of the Adams Counter-Current shale oil recovery process. The efficiency will first be demonstrated on a small scale, in the current phase, after which the demonstration will be extended to the operation of a small pilot plant. Thus the immediate project objective is to obtain data on oil shale retorting operations in a small batch rotary kiln that will be representative of operations in the proposed continuous process pilot plant. Although an oil shale batch sample is sealed in the batch kiln from the start until the end of the run, the process conditions for the batch are the same as the conditions that an element of oil shale would encounter in a continuous process kiln. Similar chemical and physical (heating, mixing) conditions exist in both systems. The two most important data objectives in this phase of the project are to demonstrate (1) that the heat recovery projected for this project is reasonable and (2) that an oil shale kiln will run well and not plug up due to sticking and agglomeration. The following was completed and is reported on this quarter: (1) A software routine was written to eliminate intermittently inaccurate temperature readings. (2) We completed the quartz sand calibration runs, resolving calibration questions from the 3rd quarter. (3) We also made low temperature retorting runs to identify the need for certain kiln modifications and kiln modifications were completed. (4) Heat Conductance data on two Pyrolysis runs were completed on two samples of Occidental oil shale.},
doi = {10.2172/6914159},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992},
month = {Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992}
}

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