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- 1Adesanwo, Toluwanise I J
- 1Afshar, Shima
- 1Figueroa, Diana C
- 1Mohammad Ali Pour, Mehdi
- 1Renaud, Richard
Solvent extraction of coal: Influence of solvent chemical structure on extraction yield and product compositionDownload
In recent years the need for new carbon sources to supplement crude oil for the production of fuels and chemicals, again focused on coal as suitable candidate. Old and new technologies are being developed to convert coal in valuable products. An old technology such as solvent extraction of coal...
Albertan coal has been used to produce extracts as precursor for production of anode coke. Coal extractability was studied using digestion with Tetralin in a 500 ml reactor. Different operating conditions were tried and optimum conditions were chosen for runs with coal-derived solvents. Extracts...
Modelling of solvent extraction was studied using 1,2,3,4–tetrahydronaphtalene (tetralin) and Poplar coal (lignite). A kinetic model was developed taking into account temperature, mass transfer limitations and dominating events (physical or chemical) during coal liquefaction. It was found there...
Microalgae grow heterotrophically and produce high value pigments, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, feeds, and biofuels. The growth rate, nutrient medium, growth density, and oil content strongly affect the economics of heterotrophic microalgae fermentation systems. This thesis explores the...
Solvent extraction of coal is a method to produce low molecular weight products from coal. It also can be used as a pretreatment for Direct Coal Liquefaction to enhance its efficiency. Yield, rate and nature of coal dissolution at low temperatures (25-150°C) and short contact time have been...
Previous studies on the extraction of liquid products from coals have focused mainly on increasing the yield, with very little emphasis on the quality of the liquid products. The main goal of this study is to achieve a balance between the yield and quality of the coal derived liquids. The first...
Colloid Science of Sand Remediation: A Study Motivated by the Non-Aqueous Extraction of Bitumen from Oil SandsDownload
The current water-based method of bitumen extraction requires withdrawal of fresh water from the Athabasca River — a practice which leads to the continual buildup of tailings ponds and other environmental concerns. As Alberta’s bitumen production is expected to more than double by 2020, there is...
A Study on the Effect of Temperature and Pressure on the Removal of Cyclohexane from Non-Aqueous Extraction GangueDownload
Solvent based extraction has the potential to supplant the current hot water based extraction process as the industry standard method for recovering bitumen from mined oil sand. It has the potential for higher bitumen recovery that is less sensitive to the grade of oil sand ore being processed....