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Title: Technical support to the Solvent Refined Coal (SRC) demonstration projects: assessment of current research and development

A program to demonstrate Solvent Refined Coal (SRC) technology has been initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with two industrial groups. Project management responsibility has been assigned to the Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) of DOE. ORO requested that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory assess current research and development (R and D) activities and develop recommendations for those activities that might contribute to successful completion of the SRC demonstration plant projects. The objectives of this final report are to discuss in detail the problem areas in SRC; to discuss the current and planned R and D investigations relevant to the problems identified; and to suggest appropriate R and D activities in support of designs for the SRC demonstration plants. Four types of R and D activities are suggested: continuation of present and planned activities; coordination of activities and results, present and proposed; extension/redirection of activities not involving major equipment purchase or modifications; and new activities. Important examples of the first type of activity include continuation of fired heater, slurry rheology, and slurry mixing studies at Ft. Lewis. Among the second type of activity, coordination of data acquisition and interpretation is recommended in the areas of heatmore » transfer, vapor/liquid equilibria, and physical properties. Principal examples of recommendations for extension/redirection include screening studies at laboratory scale on the use of carbonaceous precoat (e.g., anthracite) infiltration, and 15- to 30-day continuous tests of the Texaco gasifier at the Texaco Montebello facility (using SRC residues).« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6875749
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-6952
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL LIQUIDS; FILTRATION; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; FUEL SLURRIES; MIXING; RHEOLOGY; RESIDUES; GASIFICATION; SRC PROCESS; RECOMMENDATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; SRC-II PROCESS; COAL LIQUEFACTION; DEMONSTRATION PLANTS; HEAT TRANSFER; PUMPS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; TEXACO GASIFICATION PROCESS; VALVES; COAL GASIFICATION; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY TRANSFER; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; FLUIDS; FUELS; LIQUEFACTION; LIQUIDS; MIXTURES; SLURRIES; SUSPENSIONS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 010405* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Hydrogenation & Liquefaction; 010600 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Properties & Composition