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Title: Method of operating an oil shale kiln

Continuously determining the bulk density of raw and retorted oil shale, the specific gravity of the raw oil shale and the richness of the raw oil shale provides accurate means to control process variables of the retorting of oil shale, predicting oil production, determining mining strategy, and aids in controlling shale placement in the kiln for the retorting.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Rifle, CO)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863089
Report Number(s):
US 4090945
US patent application 05/781,072
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ANVIL POINTS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; operating; oil; shale; kiln; continuously; determining; bulk; density; raw; retorted; oil; shale; specific; gravity; raw; oil; shale; richness; raw; oil; shale; provides; accurate; means; control; process; variables; retorting; oil; shale; predicting; oil; production; determining; mining; strategy; aids; controlling; shale; placement; kiln; retorting; provides accurate; bulk density; specific gravity; oil shale; oil shale; oil shale; oil shale; oil shale; process variable; shale provides; raw oil; raw oil; oil product; oil production; rate means; rate mean; process variables; accurate means; continuously determining; control process /208/201/202/