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1 GEOMECHANICAL AND FLUID TRANSPORT PROPERTIESGEOMECHANICAL AND FLUID TRANSPORT PROPERTIES Topical Report
2 Clean and Secure Energy from Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources Quarterly Progress ReportQuarterly report, CASE quarterly reportClean and Secure Energy from Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources Quarterly Progress Report for Project Period: April 2015 to June 2015
3 Clean and Secure Energy From Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources Quarterly Progress Report, April 2016 to June 2015- Final ReportClean and Secure Energy From Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources Quarterly Progress Report, April 2016 to June 2015-Final Report
4 Skyline 16 information2015-07Skyline 16; preliminary stratigraphy of Skyline 16; Green River Formation; Protecore samples
5 University of Utah and Utah Geological Survey Green River coring project summary2015-07Green River coring project; Skyline 16; oil shale deposits; Green River FormationThe University of Utah's Institute for Clean and Secure Energy and the Utah Geological Survey teamed up to drill 1000 feet of 4-inch diameter core in the upper Green River Formation oil shale deposits in the eastern Uinta Basin, Utah. The purpose was to recover nearly the entire oil shale zone (Para...
6 Clean and Secure Energy from Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources: Quarterly progress report - January 2015 to March 20152015quarterly report; domestic oil shale resources; domestic oil sands resources; unconventional fuels; oil shale; oil sandsThe Clean and Secure Energy from Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources program, part of the research agenda of the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE) at the University of Utah, is focused on engineering, scientific, and legal research surrounding the development of these resources in ...
7 Underground coal thermal treatment research at the University of Utah2011-03-23underground coal; thermal treatment research; University of Utah; underground coal pyrolysis; SNG yeilds; UCTT6th Annual International Conference & Workshop on Underground Coal Gasification, 23rd - 24th March 2011
8 Pore scale analysis of oil shale pyrolysis by X-ray CT and LB simulation2010-09-09pore scale analysis; oil shale pyrolysis; X-ray CT; LB simulation; oil shale; shale oil procuction; pore structureThere are important questions concerning the quality and volume of pore space that is created when oil shale is pyrolyzed for the purpose of producing shale oil. In this paper, we pyrolyzed 1.9 cm diameter cores at different temperatures and heating rates. Detailed 3D imaging of the core before and ...
9 Accelerating deployment of retrofitable CO2 capture technologies through predictivity: (Simulation, verification, validation / uncertainty quantification) - 2010 Annual report (for year 1 of 3) to DOE NNSA from The University of Utah2011CO2; CO2 capture technologies; predictivity; fossil-fuel utilizationThere is an ever increasing national awareness that an effective, sustainable energy future must include fossil-fuel utilization that deploys cost-efficient technologies (both new and retrofit) that significantly improve energy efficiencies and reduce CO2 emissions over existing electric power and t...
10 Integrated sedimentary and geochemical investigation of core form the upper Green River Formation lacustrine deposits, Uinta Basin, Utah2010-04-12upper Green River formation; lacustrine deposits; geochemical investigation; lithofacies; faciesDescription of the upper Green River Formation has been largely based on outcrop exposures, but this core-based investigation provides newly detailed subsurface data that can be used to examine basin-wide lithologic and geochemical variability of he Parachute Creek Member of the upper Green River Fo...
11 SO3 formation during oxy-coal combustion2010-06-10oxy-coal combustion; SO3 formation; formation of sulfur compounds; sulfurIn oxy-coal combustion, an oxygen and carbon dioxide mixture, rather than air, is used to burn the coal. Many studies to date have focused on the formation of NOx under oxy-coal combustion conditions; however, the formation of sulfur species, particularly sulfur trioxide, is currently not a well und...
12 Structural characterization of Green River oil shale core segments and the kerogen isolated from these segments2011-09-18structural characterization; Green River oil shale; oil shale core segments; kerogen; chemical structure of oil shale and kerogen; QEMScanThe goal is to obtain information about chemical structure of oil shale and its kerogen. This includes chemical characterization of the shale, the isolated kerogen, and the products of pyrolysis of both the shale and kerogen, and provides data for validation of modeling component of the project (lat...
13 Virtual Radiometers for Parallel Architectures2012parallel architectures; virtual radiometers; a parallel ray tracing scheme; ray tracing algorithms; radiation; ray tracing; monte carlo; combustion; radiometer; parallelBackground: Parallelization of traditional ray tracing algorithms for radiation applications in participating media suffers from the large amount of inter-processor communication required to hand off rays between processors. As a result, strong scaling of these algorithms falls short of the required...
14 Oxy-coal combustion studies - Task 3 topical report, Utah Clean Coal Program.2014-08oxy-coal combustion; Utah Clean Coal Program; oxy-coal; large eddy simulations; near-flame aerodynamics; pilot-scale oxy-CFB; single-particle oxy char oxidation; ash partitioning; carbon capture; pulverized coal-fired power plantsThe objective of this task is to move toward the development of a predictive capability with quantified uncertainty bounds for pilot-scale, single-burner, oxy-coal operation. This validation research brings together multi-scale experimental measurements and computer simulations. The combination of s...
15 Clean and Secure Energy from Coal - Final report, Utah Clean Coal Program2015-02coal; Utah Clean Coal Program; domestic coal resources; CO2 capture; CO2 combustion; stationary power generation; V/UQ; oxy-coal combustion; high-pressure, entrained-flow coal gasification; chemical looping combustion; underground coal thermal treatment; mercury control; environmental issues; legal ...The University of Utah, through their Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE), performed research to utilize the vast energy stored in our domestic coal resources and to do so in a manner that will capture CO2 from combustion from stationary power generation. The research was organized around t...
16 Carbon capture and sequestration: A regulatory gap assessment - Topical report2012-04carbon capture and sequestration; gap assessment; CCS; climate changeThough a potentially significant climate change mitigation strategy, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) remains mired in demonstration and development rather than proceeding to full-scale commercialization. Prior studies have suggested numerous reasons for this stagnation. This Report seeks to e...
17 Oxy-coal Combustion Studies Task 3 Topical Report, Utah Clean Coal Program2012-01-06oxy-coal combustion; Utah Clean Coal Program; carbon capture; large eddy simulations; near-field aerodynamics of oxy-coal flames; single-particle oxy-CO2 combustion; ash partitioningThe objective of this project is to move toward the development of a predictive capability with quantified uncertainty bounds for pilot-scale, single-burner, oxy-coal operation. This validation research brings together multi-scale experimental measurements and computer simulations. The combination o...
18 Regulatory promotion of emergent CCS technology - Topical report2014-01CCS technology; climate change; mitigation strategies; carbon capture and sequestrationDespite the growing inevitability of climate change and the attendant need for mitigation strategies, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has yet to gain much traction in the United States. Recent regulatory proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), limited in scope to new-buil...
19 Validation/Uncertainty Quantification for Large Eddy Simulations of the heat flux in the Tangentially Fired Oxy-Coal Alstom Boiler Simulation Facility - Task 9 Topical Report, Utah Clean Coal Program2014-10large eddy simulations; Utah Clean Coal Program; heat flux; Tangenitally Fired Oxy-coal Alstom Boiler Simulation Facility; task 9; oxy-coal boilers; BSF; coalThe objective of this task is to produce predictive capability with quantified uncertainty bounds for the heat flux in commercial-scale, tangentially fired, oxy-coal boilers. Validation data came from the Alstom Boiler Simulation Facility (BSF) for tangentially fired, oxy-coal operation. This task b...
20 Underground coal thermal treatment - Task 6 topical report, Utah Clean Coal Program2015-01transformational energy production; insitu thermal treatment of a coal seam; coal reserves; underground coal thermal treatment; Utah Clean Coal Program; coal resourcesThe long-term objective of this task is to develop a transformational energy production technology by in situ thermal treatment of a coal seam for the production of substitute natural gas and/or liquid transportation fuels while leaving much of the coal's carbon in the ground. This process converts ...
21 Chemical looping combustion kinetics2009-12-01chemical looping; combustion kinetics; CO2 capture; coal-fired power plants; CLCOne of the most promising methods of capturing CO2 emitted by coal-fired power plants for subsequent sequestration is chemical looping combustion (CLC). A powdered metal oxide such as NiO transfers oxygen directly to a fuel in a fuel reactor at high temperatures with no air present. Heat, water, and...
22 Bitumen extraction and treatment and reuse of process water2009-04-13bitumen extraction; bitumen treatment; reuse of process water; produced water; crude oil production; gas production; pressure-assisted ozonation technology; oil removal from water; wastewater treatment; hydrocarbon removalProduced water from gas and crude oil production is voluminous, requiring extensive treatment before it can be safely discharged or reused. This project has used a newly developed pressure-assisted ozonation technology to remove oil from water and prevent oil sheen at the water surface. The new proc...
23 On-line, mass spectrometric determination of ammonia from oil shale pyrolysis using isobutane chemical ionization1988-03Ammonia is the predominant nitrogen-containing species formed during the pyrolysis of oil shale. An on-line method of determining ammonia was developed to study kinetics and chemistry of formation and evolution. While fragmentation of water interferes with electron ionization mass spectrometry, chem...
24 2012 Unconventional fuels conference introduction2012-05-15unconventional fuels; computational simulation and pilot-scale experiment; unconventional resources; emissions minimization; CO2 regulation; CO2 coal researchPresentation given at the 2012 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
25 Policy analysis of the Canadian oil sands experience2011-03-10policy analysis; Canadian oil sands experience; oil sands; federal oil sands resources; oil sands development; unconventional fuelsThe presentation goes over analyzing the relevance of the Canadian experience to U. S. oil sands development. This report focuses on federal oil sands resources, specifically potential development in the STSA's. No Current development on federal lands, despite leasing authorization under the Combine...
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