Title

Enhanced Oil Recovery from Pyrolysis of Various Australian Shales

Abstract

The oil yields from retorting Stuart, Rundle and Condor shales have been optimized with respect to their process operating conditions using a statistical experimental design technique. A three factor, two level factorial design of experiments was adopted to determine the main and interaction effects of variables on the yield of oil from these shales. The three variables are the particle size, the type of sweep gas and the sweep gas flow rate. It was found that retorting with carbon dioxide as the sweep gas enhances the oil yield from Stuart shale by up to 24 percent.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Synthetic Fuels

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.

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