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Title: Combuston method of oil shale retorting

Abstract

A gravity flow, vertical bed of crushed oil shale having a two level injection of air and a three level injection of non-oxygenous gas and an internal combustion of at least residual carbon on the retorted shale. The injection of air and gas is carefully controlled in relation to the mass flow rate of the shale to control the temperature of pyrolysis zone, producing a maximum conversion of the organic content of the shale to a liquid shale oil. The parameters of the operation provides an economical and highly efficient shale oil production.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (300 Enterprise Building, Grand Junction, CO 81501)
  2. P.O. Box 781, Anvil Points, Rifle, CO 81650
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Development Engineering, Incorporated
OSTI Identifier:
862901
Patent Number(s):
4042485
Application Number:
05/677,556
Assignee:
Jones, Jr.; John B. (300 Enterprise Building, Grand Junction, CO 81501); Reeves; Adam A. (P.O. Box 781, Anvil Points, Rifle, CO 81650)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10B - DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION OF CARBONAGEOUS MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTION OF GAS, COKE, TAR, OR SIMILAR MATERIALS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
combuston; method; oil; shale; retorting; gravity; flow; vertical; bed; crushed; level; injection; air; non-oxygenous; gas; internal; combustion; residual; carbon; retorted; carefully; controlled; relation; mass; rate; control; temperature; pyrolysis; zone; producing; maximum; conversion; organic; content; liquid; parameters; operation; provides; economical; highly; efficient; production; non-oxygenous gas; retorted shale; carefully controlled; mass flow; shale retort; internal combustion; flow rate; oil shale; highly efficient; shale retorting; pyrolysis zone; shale oil; residual carbon; oil product; oil production; gravity flow; crushed oil; oxygenous gas; level injection; /208/201/

Citation Formats

Jones, Jr., John B., and Reeves, Adam A. Combuston method of oil shale retorting. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Jones, Jr., John B., & Reeves, Adam A. Combuston method of oil shale retorting. United States.
Jones, Jr., John B., and Reeves, Adam A. Tue . "Combuston method of oil shale retorting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862901.
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author = {Jones, Jr., John B. and Reeves, Adam A},
abstractNote = {A gravity flow, vertical bed of crushed oil shale having a two level injection of air and a three level injection of non-oxygenous gas and an internal combustion of at least residual carbon on the retorted shale. The injection of air and gas is carefully controlled in relation to the mass flow rate of the shale to control the temperature of pyrolysis zone, producing a maximum conversion of the organic content of the shale to a liquid shale oil. The parameters of the operation provides an economical and highly efficient shale oil production.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {8}
}

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