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176 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...
177 Sulphur isotope abundances in petroleum and associated materials1958-11sulphur isotope; petroleum; isotopes of sulphur; sulphur isotope abundances; treatment of oil samplesA study has been made of the sulphur isotope ratios for petroleum from many different oil fields in the United States and Canada. The S34/S32 ratio for petroleum varies by about 4.5 per cent as compared with a total spread of about 9 per cent for terrestrial sulphur. The single large oil pools appea...
178 Utah's tar sand resource: Geology, politics, and economics1976Utah tar sand; tar sand resource; geology; politics; economics; oil-impregnated rock deposits; oil shale; tar sandsTwelve of fifty deposits of oil-impregnated rock in Utah contain 98 percent of the 26 billion barrels estimated in place. This is about 90 to 95 percent of the total mapped U.S. resource. Several deposits have been and are mined for paving material. Extraction of oil from three deposits is beginning...
179 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...
180 A new model for virtual radiometers2012-07-08virtual radiometers; radiative fluxes; reverse monte-carlo ray tracing algorithm; modeling radiometersThere exists a general need to compare radiative fluxes from experimental radiometers with fluxes computed in Thermal/Fluid simulations. Unfortunately, typical numerical simulation suites lack the ability to predict fluxes to objects with small view angles thus preventing validation of simulation re...
181 Using a continuous time lag to determine the associations between ambient PM2.5 hourly levels and daily mortality2009-10continuous time lag; ambient PM2.5; hourly levels; daily mortality; PM2.5 exposure; short-term fine particulate matter; health effectsThe authors are interested in understanding the possible association between exposure to short-term fine particulate matter (PM2.5) peaks that have changing physical characteristics throughout the day and observable health outcomes (daily mortality). To this end, modern statistical methods are used ...
182 Influence of the geological and geochemical characteristics of heavy oils on their recovery1987oil buoyancy; heavy oils; Likouala oil field; Emeraude oil field; water washing; oil saturation; biodegradationThe migration of an oil into a trap is governed by its buoyancy, the capillary pressure, and the hydrodynamic forces. For heavy oils the buoyancy is low; therefore, they can only saturate high-permeability zones, which are also preferentially swept by steam in a steam-drive recovery operation. Howev...
183 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...
184 Water, Energy, and Carbon Management Issues and Assessment Models for Oil Shale Development in the Piceance Basin of the Western Energy Corridor2010-08-04fossil resources; oil shale; water management; energy management; carbon management; oil shale development; Piceance Basin; Western Energy CorridorThe Western United States contains rich fossil resources including abundant supplies of oil shale that could be used to develop substantial quantities of transportation fuel, enhancing energy security in the United States. Development of these resources poses significant questions regarding water re...
185 Some possible applications of thermal recovery in Utah1965-11thermal recovery; applications of thermal recovery; oil reserves; bituminous sandstones; thermal project; bituminous oil sandThe bituminous sandstones of the Rocky Mountain region have significant reserves of oil. Production costs of the reserves must be reduced to be equal to or lower than the cost of crude oil produced by conventional methods. Three Utah deposits alone, Sunny side, Vernal (Asphalt Ridge) and Whiterocks ...
186 The effect of feed source in the hot water processing of Utah tar sand1979-02Tar sand; Utah; Bitumen; Hot water separation; Froth flotation; energy demandThe processing strategy for the effective separation of bitumen from low grade (< 10 weight percent bitumen) Utah tar sands by a hot water process differs significantly from that used for the processing of high grade (> 10 weight percent bitumen) Utah tar sands. Excellent separations (coefficient of...
187 Recovery of bitumen from oil-impregnated sandstone deposits of Utah1976bitumen recovery; oil-impregnated sandstone deposits; fossil fuels; coal; oil shale; tar sands; Athabasca tar sandsMuch attention is being given to fossil fuels such as coal, oil shale, and tar sands, as well as to nuclear, geothermal, wind, and solar energy sources. Characterization of the tar sands from the Uinta Basin is currently underway. Compared with bitumen presently being extracted commercially from Can...
188 2012 Uintah Basin winter ozone study2012-05-15Uintah Basin; winter ozone; wintertime ozone formation; episodic ozone formation; high wintertime ozoneThis is a presentation given at the 2012 University of Utah Unconventional Fuels Conference.
189 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.
190 Production of aviation turbine fuels from Kentucky and Utah bitumens1986-11-21aviation turbine fuels production; aviation turbine fuels; cost, yeild, characteristics, and chemical properties of aviation turbine fuels; Kentucky bitumen; Utah bitumenThis paper presents the results of the United States Air Force program to determine the costs, yields, physical characteristics and chemical properties of aviation turbine fuels, Grades JP-4 and JP-8, produced from Kentucky and Utah bitumens. The bitumens were upgraded by the Ashland Petroleum Compa...
191 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...
192 Final report of the joint NSF-NSFC workshop on combustion related to sustainable energy2014-03-10Jinxi hotel; NSF-NSFC workshop; combustion; sustainable energyA workshop on Combustion Related to Sustainable Energy was held in Hangzhou, China on March 10-12, 2014. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and by the National Science Foundation in China (NSFC). The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a limite...
193 Unconventional fuels development and the environment2011-05-17Unconventional Fuels; development and environment; Uinta Basin case; indian country regulatory juristiction; clean air act; clean water act; Uinta Basin; NEPA; regulatory processPresentation given at the 2011 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
194 Production of hydrogen for upgrading of heavy oil: Senior design project--Spring 20092009-04-22oil supply; conventional oil sources; unconventional oil sources; oil shale; synthetic crude production; shale oilAn important technical hurdle to the production of oil from abundant oil shale resources is how to create enough hydrogen for upgrading the heavy oils produced from the shale prior to transport through pipelines. In order to avoid clogging pipelines during transport roughly 350scm (standard cubic me...
195 Unconventional Fuels Conference: Oil shale and oil sands development in the western U. S. - Agenda2013-05-07unconventional fuels; oil shale development; oil sands development; agendaPresentation given at the 2013 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
196 Wild lands and wilderness - Implications for Utah's unconventional fuels industry2011-05-17unconventional fuels industry; order 3310; maintain wilderness resource inventories; BLM; FLPMA; land managementPresentation given at the 2011 Unconventional Fuels Conference.
197 Recovery of bitumen from tar sands by a thermally coupled fluidized-bed process1985-07bitumen recovery; tar sands; thermally coupled fluidized-bed process; tar sands; biomass; heavy oil; oil shale; coal; bitumen deposits; synfuel industry; hydrocarbon recoveryTar sands, biomass, heavy oil, oil shale, and coal are considered to be the primary contributors to the emerging synfuel industry. On a global basis, Meyer and Fulton (1982) estimate the total heavy oil and bitumen resource to be more than 4 trillion barrels, with in-place reserves estimated at 671 ...
198 Preliminary examination of oil bonding at sand surfaces and its influence on hot water separation1992-04oil bonding; sand surfaces; hot water separation; separating oil from sand particles; water-based separation; oil sand interactions; oil sand; tar sand processingThe efficiency of water-based separation of oil from sand particles is dependent on the nature of the oil-sand association and a preliminary examination of this bonding has been completed. The degree of hydration of the sand surface at the time of contact with oil was related to the subsequent effic...
199 Sunnyside tar sand--comments on source, degradation, and maturity of the heavy oil1988-01Sunnyside tar sand; heavy oil; Sunnyside oil; mined tar sand; oilConclusions: 1. Many compounds in the Sunnyside oil have been seen in products from the Green River shale, indicating a Tertiary source for the heavy oil contained in the Sunnyside tar sand. 2. The absence of n-alkanes, branched alkanes, cyclohexanes, benzenes, naphthalenes and phenanthrenes, as wel...
200 Petrography and diagenesis of the bitumen-and heavy-oil-bearing White Rim Sandstone Member of the Cutler Formation (Permian), Tar-Sand Triangle area, southeastern Utah1989petrography; diagenesis; bitumen; heavy oil; White Rim Sandstone Member; Cutler Formation; Tar-Sand Triangle are; heavy oil accumulations; oil; bitumen; geologyThe Permian White Rim Sandstone Member of the Cutler Formation in the Tar Sand Triangle area of southeastern Utah hosts one of the largest tar sand and heavy oil accumulations in the United States. Major diagenetic events include pervasive calcite cementation, calcite and feldspar dissolution, and s...
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