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Title: Upgrading of petroleum oil feedstocks using alkali metals and hydrocarbons

A method of upgrading an oil feedstock by removing heteroatoms and/or one or more heavy metals from the oil feedstock composition. This method reacts the oil feedstock with an alkali metal and an upgradant hydrocarbon. The alkali metal reacts with a portion of the heteroatoms and/or one or more heavy metals to form an inorganic phase separable from the organic oil feedstock material. The upgradant hydrocarbon bonds to the oil feedstock material and increases the number of carbon atoms in the product. This increase in the number of carbon atoms of the product increases the energy value of the resulting oil feedstock.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1157628
Assignee:
Ceramatec, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) NETL
Patent Number(s):
8,828,220
Application Number:
12/916,984
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:
02 PETROLEUM

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  • DOI: 10.1007/0-306-47619-3_1

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