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Subject/Keyword
Bitumen
Coal
Biomass
Copyrolysis
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Toosi, Elaheh
Supervisor and department
De Klerk, Arno (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
McCaffrey, William (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
McCaffrey, William (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
De Klerk, Arno (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Luo, Jingli (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Liu, Chad (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Department
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Specialization
Chemical Engineering
Date accepted
2013-06-07T15:48:08Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Bitumen, as one of the most important unconventional sources of energy, has long been an attractive source for production of liquid fuels. It is important to improve the yield and quality of the useful products resulting from bitumen upgrading processes so that the best outcome can be achieved with the least capital cost. It has been shown in literature that if the thermal upgrading processes are performed at lower temperature (below 400 °C), the obtained liquid yield can be improved. However, the low temperature slows down the rates and in general low temperature processes are less likely to be economical in industry. If this rate-challenge can be overcome, it is more beneficial to operate the bitumen upgrading processes at lower temperature. The working hypothesis was that oxygenate containing compounds, which are more reactive for thermal conversion, can be used to increase the overall reaction rate of bitumen conversion at lower temperature. This thesis studied the effect of co-processing some oxygenate containing materials with bitumen, namely, different coal and biomass derived materials.
Language
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doi:10.7939/R3Z02ZK8C
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