Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 10
|Main Title||Refining of Coal-Derived Synthetic Crudes.|
|Author||McGuckin, John ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Standards Development and Support Branch.|
|Additional Subjects||Refineries ; Cost analysis ; Petroleum products ; Economic analysis ; Comparison ; Process charting ; Design ; H-coal process ; Exxon liquefaction process ; SRC-II process ; Coal liquefaction|
This report examines the refining of coal-derived (H-Coal, EDS and SRC-II) synthetic crudes both alone in grass-roots refineries and in combination with petroleum crudes in existing refineries. The conclusions reached are as follows: The H-Coal syncrude is the cheapest to refine and the SRC-II syncrude is the most expensive. While the costs per mBtu of refining syncrudes in grass-roots or existing refineries is fairly close, the use of existing refineries will greatly reduce new capitol investment and appears to be the most likely scenario.