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Title: Method for coal liquefaction

A process is disclosed for coal liquefaction in which minute particles of coal in intimate contact with a hydrogenation catalyst and hydrogen arc reacted for a very short time at a temperature in excess of 400.degree. C. at a pressure of at least 1500 psi to yield over 50% liquids with a liquid to gaseous hydrocarbon ratio in excess of 8:1.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Kaysville, UT)
  2. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
869272
Assignee:
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) NETL
Patent Number(s):
US 5308477
Contract Number:
AC22-88PC88817
Research Org:
University of Utah
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; coal; liquefaction; process; disclosed; minute; particles; intimate; contact; hydrogenation; catalyst; hydrogen; reacted; time; temperature; excess; 400; degree; pressure; 1500; psi; yield; 50; liquids; liquid; gaseous; hydrocarbon; ratio; gaseous hydrocarbon; hydrogenation catalyst; coal liquefaction; intimate contact; /208/