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Main Title Conversion of organic wastes to unleaded, high-octane gasoline {microform} /
Author Diebold, James P. ; Benham, C. B. ; Smith, G. D.
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Author Title of a Work
Benham, C. B.
Smith, G. D.
CORP Author Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.- Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/7-84/008
Stock Number PB84-148865
Subjects Biomass energy ; Waste products as fuel ; Gasoline
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Solid waste disposal ; Gasoline ; Cellulose ; Hydrocarbons ; Polymerization ; Methyl alcohol ; Lubricating oils ; Hydrocarbons ; Byproducts ; Refuse derived fuels ; Unleaded gasoline
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NTIS  PB84-148865 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 132 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This project has demonstrated the marriage of two diverse technologies previously considered to be unrelated--the pyrolysis of organic wastes and the low-pressure polymerization of low-molecular-weight hydrocarbons to form polymer gasoline. This program comprised the development of a multistep chemical process to convert solid organic materials into a liquid hydrocarbon product consisting primarily of high-octane gasoline. This process selectively pyrolyzes organic wastes to form gases rich in reactive hydrocarbons such as ethylene and propylene. The pyrolysis gases are compressed and purified to result in three gaseous streams: carbon dioxide; by-product fuel gases (hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide); and reactive hydrocarbons. This last stream is further compressed and sent to the polymerization reactor where high-octane gasoline is formed.
Jan. 1984. "EPA-600/7-84-008." PB84-148865. Microform.