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Title: Fossil fuel furnace reactor

Abstract

A fossil fuel furnace reactor is provided for simulating a continuous processing plant with a batch reactor. An internal reaction vessel contains a batch of shale oil, with the vessel having a relatively thin wall thickness for a heat transfer rate effective to simulate a process temperature history in the selected continuous processing plant. A heater jacket is disposed about the reactor vessel and defines a number of independent controllable temperature zones axially spaced along the reaction vessel. Each temperature zone can be energized to simulate a time-temperature history of process material through the continuous plant. A pressure vessel contains both the heater jacket and the reaction vessel at an operating pressure functionally selected to simulate the continuous processing plant. The process yield from the oil shale may be used as feedback information to software simulating operation of the continuous plant to provide operating parameters, i.e., temperature profiles, ambient atmosphere, operating pressure, material feed rates, etc., for simulation in the batch reactor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866424
Patent Number(s):
4706581
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10B - DESTRUCTIVE DISTILLATION OF CARBONAGEOUS MATERIALS FOR PRODUCTION OF GAS, COKE, TAR, OR SIMILAR MATERIALS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fossil; fuel; furnace; reactor; provided; simulating; continuous; processing; plant; batch; internal; reaction; vessel; contains; shale; oil; relatively; wall; thickness; heat; transfer; rate; effective; simulate; process; temperature; history; selected; heater; jacket; disposed; defines; independent; controllable; zones; axially; spaced; zone; energized; time-temperature; material; pressure; operating; functionally; yield; feedback; information; software; operation; provide; parameters; profiles; ambient; atmosphere; feed; rates; etc; simulation; operating pressure; continuous processing; temperature profiles; vessel contains; temperature profile; ambient atmosphere; wall thickness; reactor vessel; pressure vessel; heat transfer; oil shale; reaction vessel; continuous process; axially spaced; feed rate; fossil fuel; temperature zone; operating parameters; shale oil; transfer rate; feedback information; processing plant; material feed; independent control; temperature zones; furnace reactor; fuel furnace; operating parameter; /110/73/201/202/

Citation Formats

Parkinson, William J. Fossil fuel furnace reactor. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Parkinson, William J. Fossil fuel furnace reactor. United States.
Parkinson, William J. Thu . "Fossil fuel furnace reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866424.
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year = {1987},
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