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Title: KEROGEN OIL VALUE ENHANCEMENT RESEARCH

Three general categories of products from the Estonia Kukersite kerogen oil were defined: pure compounds, broad range concentrates, and sweet refinery feedstock. Product development and market research center on these three categories. Further attempts were made to identify and test chemical approaches for producing lower alkyl resorcinols (what the market requires) from higher alkyl resorcinols. The approaches and process conditions tested have not yet produced satisfactory results. Progress was made to interest industry in the phenolic products producible. A sample of oil from the Galoter retort was received from Estonia and characterization of this sample was initiated. The sample was batch extracted and results of yields and selectivity are reported.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
796075
Report Number(s):
AC21-93MC29240--27
TRN: US200213%%139
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-93MC29240
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 22 May 2002
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Lab., Pittsburgh, PA (US); National Energy Technology Lab., Morgantown, WV (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; ESTONIA; MARKET; KEROGEN; OIL SHALES; RESORCINOL; PHENOLS; OIL YIELDS