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Gas Combustion Retorting of Oil Shale Under Anvil Points Lease Agreement: Stage II.
Ruark-JR; Sohns-HW; Carpenter-HC
MISSING :74 pages
This report presents results of the research and development work and operations performed during stage II of the gas combustion retorting research program conducted by the Colorado School of Mines research foundation and six major oil companies at the Bureau of Mines anvil points research facilities. The experimental program, including retort modification and air-gas distributor development, effects of shale quality and particle-size distribution, and other variables on the process, is discussed. Although operating problems are not fully resolved, it appears that the gas combustion retorting process can be successfully applied to achieve oil yields in excess of 85 percent of fischer assay at mass shale feed rates of 500 pounds per hour per square foot of cross-sectional bed area, approximately twice the rate previously demonstrated to be reasonably practicable.
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