Accession Number : ADA117511

Title :   Refining of Military Jet Fuels from Shale Oil. Part I. Preliminary Process Design, Economic and Yield Optimization, and Computer Modeling.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Feb-Jun 79,


Personal Author(s) : Johnson,C. A. ; Moore,H. F. ; Sutton,W. A.

Report Date : APR 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : Phase I work performed was directed at the preparation of an overall processing method based on the application of current refining techniques and an extraction process for the removal of nitrogen from shale oil. This preliminary process analysis was aimed at demonstrating technical as well as economic feasibility. This phase explored two overall processing methods, one providing JP-8 type aviation turbine fuel, the other method providing JP-4 type aviation turbine fuel. It was concluded that this process design offers the potential of producing high yields of aviation turbine fuels from shale oil with product costs competitive with or lower than comparable product slates from other shale refineries. Processing steps are provided that will minimize hydrogen consumption, provide a thermal efficiency greater than 70 percent, and produce residual fuel in quantities less than 10 percent of the total product slate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet engine fuels, *Refining, *Oil shales, Aviation fuels, Turbines, Economics, Processing, Residuals, Refineries, Mathematical models, Thermal stability, High rate, Military supplies, Nitrogen, Removal, Efficiency

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE