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Title: Upgrading platform using alkali metals

A process for removing sulfur, nitrogen or metals from an oil feedstock (such as heavy oil, bitumen, shale oil, etc.) The method involves reacting the oil feedstock with an alkali metal and a radical capping substance. The alkali metal reacts with the metal, sulfur or nitrogen content to form one or more inorganic products and the radical capping substance reacts with the carbon and hydrogen content to form a hydrocarbon phase. The inorganic products may then be separated out from the hydrocarbon phase.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1157577
Assignee:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) NETL
Patent Number(s):
8,828,221
Application Number:
13/550,313
Contract Number:
FE0000408
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Works referenced in this record:

Desulphurization of gasoline by metallic sodium
journal, July 1976