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Main Title Mercury mass distribution during laboratory and simulated in-situ oil shale retorting /
Author Hodgson, A. T. ; Pollard, M. J. ; Harris, G. J. ; Girvin, D. C. ; Fox, J. P.
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Author Title of a Work
Hodgson, Alfred T.
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/073; W-7405-eng-48
Stock Number PB84-166982
Subjects Oil-shales--Environmental aspects--Green River (Wyo-Utah) ; Mercury--Environmental aspects--Green River (Wyo-Utah) ; United States--Green River (Wyoming-Utah)
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Mass ; Oil shale ; Air pollution ; Laboratory equipment ; Adsorption ; In-situ retorting
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-166982 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 47 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Total mercury mass in oil shale retort offgas was quantified in a series of laboratory retorting experiments and in a simulated modified in-situ (MIS) retorting experiment. Accurate quantitative determinations of offgas Hg mass were made possible by the use of a continuous on-line Hg monitor. Total Hg mass in the raw shale feedstock and in the processed shale was quantified for all experiments. In addition, total Hg mass in the product oil and water was quantified for the laboratory experiments. The results of the laboratory and simulated in-situ retorting experiments provided evidence which suggests that adsorption of Hg on unretorted or partially retorted shale ultimately controls the movement and final release of Hg to the offgas during MIS retorting.
Caption title. "March 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-073." Microfiche.