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Distillation of shale in situ

Abstract

To distill buried shale or other carbon containing compounds in situ, a portion of the shale bed is rendered permeable to gases, and the temperature is raised to the point of distillation. An area in a shale bed is shattered by explosives, so that it is in a relatively finely divided form, and the tunnel is then blocked by a wall, and fuel and air are admitted through pipes until the temperature of the shale is raised to such a point that a portion of the released hydrocarbons will burn. When distillation of the shattered area takes place and the lighter products pass upwardly through uptakes to condensers and scrubbers, liquid oil passes to a tank and gas to a gasometer while heavy unvaporized products in the distillation zone collect in a drain, flow into a sump, and are drawn off through a pipe to a storage tank. In two modifications, methods of working are set out in cases where the shale lies beneath a substantially level surface.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 04, 1922
Product Type:
Patent
Report Number:
AU 7689
Reference Number:
EDB-81-097418
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; DISTILLATION; IN-SITU PROCESSING; SHALES; EXPLOSIVES; GASES; MODIFICATIONS; NEW YORK; PERMEABILITY; FLUIDS; MATERIALS; MID-ATLANTIC REGION; NORTH AMERICA; PROCESSING; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; USA; 040401* - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- In Situ Methods, True & Modified; 010406 - Coal & Coal Products- Pyrolysis & Cracking- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6379903
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
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Pages: v
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Citation Formats

de Ganahl, C F. Distillation of shale in situ. Australia: N. p., 1922. Web.
de Ganahl, C F. Distillation of shale in situ. Australia.
de Ganahl, C F. 1922. "Distillation of shale in situ." Australia.
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title = {Distillation of shale in situ}
author = {de Ganahl, C F}
abstractNote = {To distill buried shale or other carbon containing compounds in situ, a portion of the shale bed is rendered permeable to gases, and the temperature is raised to the point of distillation. An area in a shale bed is shattered by explosives, so that it is in a relatively finely divided form, and the tunnel is then blocked by a wall, and fuel and air are admitted through pipes until the temperature of the shale is raised to such a point that a portion of the released hydrocarbons will burn. When distillation of the shattered area takes place and the lighter products pass upwardly through uptakes to condensers and scrubbers, liquid oil passes to a tank and gas to a gasometer while heavy unvaporized products in the distillation zone collect in a drain, flow into a sump, and are drawn off through a pipe to a storage tank. In two modifications, methods of working are set out in cases where the shale lies beneath a substantially level surface.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1922}
month = {Jul}
}