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Main Title Technological overview reports for eight shale oil recovery processes /
Author Shih, C. C., ; Cotter, J. E. ; Prien, C. H. ; Nevens, T. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cotter, J. E.,
Prien, Charles H.,
Nevens, Thomas D.,
Shih, C. C.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio). Energy Systems Environmental Control Division.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-075; EPA-68-02-1881
Stock Number PB-295 665
OCLC Number 05063215
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Oil-shale industry--United States
Additional Subjects Oil-shale industry--United States ; Shale oil ; Oil shale ; Technology assessment ; Mining ; Drawings ; Environmental impacts ; Water consumption ; Byproducts ; Solid waste disposal ; Energy source development ; Lurgi-Ruhrgas process ; Tosco process ; Tosco 2 process ; Paraho process ; Union Oil process ; Superior process ; Gas combustion process ; Occidental modified in-situ process ; In-situ retorting
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600/7-79-075 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-075 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-075 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-075 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-295 665 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 107 pages : illustrations, figures, maps, tables ; 28 cm
The purpose of the document is to supply background information for evaluation of environmental impacts and pollution control technologies in connection with oil shale development. Six surface retorting processes selected for characterization were: (1) Union Oil Retort B, (2) Paraho, (3) TOSCO II, (4) Lurgi Ruhrgas, (5) Superior Oil, and (6) USBM Gas Combustion. In addition, two in-situ retorting activities were selected: (1) the Occidental modified in-situ retort, and (2) the true in-situ development programs of Laramie Energy Technology Center (DOE). Each overview report contains information on oil shale processing. General process descriptions, shale preparation requirements, equipment types, operating conditions, process products and by-products, physical and chemical characteristics, energy and water requirements, process stream characteristics, processed shale disposal requirements, and site-specific environmental aspects are included.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 68-02-1881. "March 1979." Includes bibliographical references.