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Underground Disposal of Retorted Oil Shale for the Paraho Retorting Process.
Earnest-HW; Heisler-RA; Hoe-HL; Rajaram-V
NTIS: PB/80-128739 :379 pages
This report covers the results of a two-phase study to determine the feasibility of underground disposal of retorted oil shale. Two mining methods, chamber and pillar mining and sublevel stoping, were specified for backfilling. Phase I covered the evaluation of hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic transport and stowing systems, individually and in various combinations, and the selection of the most feasible methods. Conveyor transport and stowing and a combination conveyor transport and stowing with pneumatic topfilling were selected for detailed study. Phase II activities included detailed engineering analysis and design of the selected systems, an engineering economic analysis, and a cost comparison with total surface disposal of retorted oil shale. An extensive literature search was conducted and the bibliography is included.
CP; Final Contract Report;
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Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company