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Geotechnical properties of oil shale retorted by the Paraho and Tosco processes.

Authors
Townsend-FC; Peterson-RW
Source
NTIS: Ada/082317, 1979; :1-271
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002050
Abstract
The objective of this investigation was to determine the physical and geotechnical properties and composition of spent oil shale by the paraho and tosco processes. The program was divided into three categories: physical properties, engineering properties, and compositional and durability characteristics. The physical properties tests consisted of typical classification tests for identifying and comparing the retorted shales with other materials. The engineering characterization investigated compaction, consolidation, shear strength, self-cementing tendencies, particle breakage and abrasion, dynamic properties, and earthquake resistance. Compositional tests consisted of x-ray diffraction, petrographic and scanning electron microscopy, and differential thermal and chemical analyses.
Keywords
Geology; Geophysics; Oil-shale; Oil-industry; Oil-recovery; Oil-refineries; Physical-properties; Materials-testing; Engineering; X-ray-analysis; Chemical-analysis; Thermal-properties; Microscopic-analysis
Publication Date
19790101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
ADA/082317
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
OFR 47-81
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
NTIS: Ada/082317
Performing Organization
U.S. Army Eng. Waterway Exp. St.
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