Fluidized bed pyrolysis of bitumen-impregnated sandstone at sub-atmospheric conditions

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Author Fletcher, J. V.; Deo, M. D.; Hanson, F. V.
Title Fluidized bed pyrolysis of bitumen-impregnated sandstone at sub-atmospheric conditions
Date 1993-05
Description A 15.2 cm diameter fluidized bed reactor was designed, built, and operated to study the pyrolysis of oil sands at pressures slightly less than atmospheric. Fluidizing gas flow through the reactor was caused by reducing the pressure above the bed with a gas pump operating in the vacuum mode. Pyrolysis energy was supplied by a propane burner, and the hot propane combustion gases were used for fluidization. The fluidized bed pyrolysis at reduced pressure using combustion gases allowed the reactor to be operated at significantly lower temperatures than previously reported. At 450°C, over 80% of the bitumen fed was recovered as a liquid product, and the spent sand contained less than 1 % coke. The liquid product recovery system, by design, yielded three liquid streams with distinctly different properties.
Type Text
Publisher University of Kentucky, Institute for Mining and Minerals Research
Subject fluidized bed pyrolysis; bitumen-impregnated sandstone; sub atmospheric conditions
Language eng
Conference Title 1992 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium
Bibliographic Citation Fletcher, J. V., Deo, M. D., & Hanson, F. V. (1993). Fluidized bed pyrolysis of bitumen-impregnated sandstone at sub-atmospheric conditions. Proceedings: 1992 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium; Oil shale, tar sands, heavy oil. University of Kentucky, Institute for Mining and Minerals Research. pp. 247-256.
Relation Has Part Proceedings: 1992 Eastern Oil Shale Symposium; Oil shale, tar sands, heavy oil, pp. 247 - 256 (1993)
Rights Management (c)University of Kentucky, Institute for Mining and Minerals Research
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Date Created 2013-05-09
Date Modified 2015-06-03
ID 213989
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6351jf0
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