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Title: Getty Oil Company Diatomite project

The feasibility of using Diatomite as a synthetic fuels feedstock is discussed. The asphaltic outcropping near McKittrick, California are evidence of oil bearing deposits. Two different processes have been taken to the pilot plant stage to evaluate the viability of recovering oil from the Diatomite ore. One approach was the retorting process which was developed by Lurgi. The other process is based on a totally different concept of solvent extracting the oil from the ore. The operation and performance of the pilot plants are described.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6125292
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Prog.; (United States); Journal Volume: 4:3
Research Org:
Getty Oil Co., McKittrick, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; OIL SHALES; RETORTING; SHALE OIL; RECOVERY; LURGI PROCESS; OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; PILOT PLANTS; SOLVENT EXTRACTION; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COAL GASIFICATION; DECOMPOSITION; ENERGY SOURCES; EXTRACTION; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; GASIFICATION; MATERIALS; MINERAL OILS; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 040402* -- Oil Shales & Tar Sands-- Surface Methods