A Pyrolysis Process For Tar Sands
A thermal processing system for tar sands is developed and analyzed. Based on the Utah tar sands studied, the process is found to be operable using combustion of coke and unconverted bitumen as the energy source. It is estimated that about 80% of the spent sand is required to be recycled to the pyrolyzer to provide this energy source. The volumes for the pyrolyzer and kiln are calculated for appropriate descriptions of tar sand characteristics, and the kiln volume is found to be particularly sensitive to the choices of temperature, air supply, and particle size. Copyright © 1989 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
C. A. Lechner et al., "A Pyrolysis Process For Tar Sands," The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 85 - 95, Wiley, Jan 1989.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/cjce.5450670112
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
coke combustion; oil sands; pyrolysis of tar sands; tar sands
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01 Jan 1989