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Title: Combustion of Australian spent shales compared

The combustion kinetics of spent oil shales from seven major Australian deposits have been examined using a fluidized bed batch technique. Chemical rate constants were shown to vary between the shales and to be less than extrapolations of data from American spent oil shales. The effective diffusivity also varies widely among the shales. The seven oil shales were from the Condor, Duaringa, Lowmead, Nagoorin, Nagoorin South, Rundle and Stuart deposits in Queensland. Results are briefly described. 1 figure, 1 table.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6241963
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pace Synth. Fuels Rep.; (United States); Journal Volume: 23:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; SPENT SHALES; COMBUSTION KINETICS; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; ACTIVATION ENERGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTORS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; QUEENSLAND; USA; AUSTRALASIA; AUSTRALIA; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMBUSTION; COMBUSTORS; ENERGY; KINETICS; NORTH AMERICA; OXIDATION; REACTION KINETICS; TESTING; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 040600* -- Oil Shales & Tar Sands-- Products & By-Products