Accession Number : ADA112681

Title :   An Exploratory Research and Development Program Leading to Specifications for Aviation Turbine Fuel from Whole Crude Shale Oil. Part I. Preliminary Process Analyses.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 2 Jan-1 Jul 79,


Personal Author(s) : Reif,H E ; Schwedock,J P ; Schneider,A

PDF Url : ADA112681

Report Date : Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Preliminary process analyses of three different technically feasible processing schemes proposed by SUN TECH, INC. for converting 100,000 BPCD of raw Paraho shale oil into military turbine fuels was investigated. Each processing scheme is based on very limited, but pertinent, data generated by SUN TECH plus literature sources. The base processing scheme consists of severe hydrotreating followed by sulfuric acid extraction; the two alternate cases utilize moderate hydrotreating plus extraction for nitrogen removal and hydrocracking. Screening-type process designs and costs estimates were prepared for each case using the economic basis specified. Results indicate that shale oil fuels refineries are more capital intensive than a comparable size petroleum refinery. No attempt was made at optimization. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet engine fuels, *Turbines, *Research management, *Oil shales, *Crude oil, *Specifications, Cost estimates, Processing, Systems analysis, Extraction, Sulfuric acid, Refineries, Optimization, Petroleum products, Nitrogen, Removal, Literature surveys, Aviation fuels

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE