Accession Number : ADA114531

Title :   United States Air Force Shale Oil to Fuels. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. 1 Apr 79-30 Sep 80,


Personal Author(s) : Wilcox,J R ; Sikonia,J G ; Board,T G ; Riedl,F J

PDF Url : ADA114531

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 295

Abstract : Phase II of this project was conducted to demonstrate innovative technology to reduce the cost of converting shale oil to high yields of aviation turbine fuels. To carry out this program, UOP selected a processing scheme involving hydrocracking as the primary conversion unit. The Phase II program included pilot plant processing, fouling studies and economic analysis. The pilot plant operations performed during Phase II involved four specific processing steps: feed preparation, low pressure hydrotreating, high pressure hydrotreating, and hydrocracking. Two shale oil feedstocks were utilized for each processing step: shale oil derived from Occidental Modified In-Situ retort and shale oil obtained from the Paraho direct-heated retort. Using data generated from the pilot plant operations and the study basis provided by the USAF, economic analyses were performed to find the cost of production of jet fuel, and total liquid product at a 15% discounted cash flow rate of return (DCFRR) on investment.

Descriptors :   *Oil shales, *Processing, *Jet engine fuels, Conversion, Production, Cost analysis, Economic analysis, Fouling

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE