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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 at bench-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 larger continuous process kiln. For example, similar conditions of heatup rate, oxidation of the residue and cool-down prevail for the element in both systems. This batch kiln is a unit constructed in a 1987 Phase I SBIR tar sand retorting project. The kiln worked fairly well in that project; however, the need for certain modifications was observed. These modifications are now underway to simplify the operation and make the data and analysis more exact. The second quarter agenda consistedmore » of (a) kiln modifications; (b) sample preparation; and (c) Heat Transfer calibration runs (part of proposal task number 3 -- to be completed by the end of month 7).« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Recovery Technology, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
7270958
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE/15533-T2
ON: DE92018556
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; SAMPLE PREPARATION; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS; HEAT TRANSFER; OIL YIELDS; PROGRESS REPORT; SHALE OIL; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DECOMPOSITION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENERGY TRANSFER; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; MINERAL OILS; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SHALES; YIELDS; 040402* - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Surface Methods

Citation Formats

Adams, C D. High efficiency shale oil recovery. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.2172/7270958.
Adams, C D. High efficiency shale oil recovery. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7270958
Adams, C D. Sat . "High efficiency shale oil recovery". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7270958. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7270958.
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title = {High efficiency shale oil recovery},
author = {Adams, C D},
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 at bench-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 larger continuous process kiln. For example, similar conditions of heatup rate, oxidation of the residue and cool-down prevail for the element in both systems. This batch kiln is a unit constructed in a 1987 Phase I SBIR tar sand retorting project. The kiln worked fairly well in that project; however, the need for certain modifications was observed. These modifications are now underway to simplify the operation and make the data and analysis more exact. The second quarter agenda consisted of (a) kiln modifications; (b) sample preparation; and (c) Heat Transfer calibration runs (part of proposal task number 3 -- to be completed by the end of month 7).},
doi = {10.2172/7270958},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7270958}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {7}
}