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Title: Analysis of crude shale oil
Authors: Stevens, R. F.
Dinneen, G. U.
Ball, John S.
Issue Date: Aug-1952
Publisher: United States Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Mines
Citation: Report of Investigations; no. 4898
Type: report
Pages: 32
Abstract: A laboratory method for examining crude shale oil is described. The method uses only about 500 ml. of sample and a limited number of analytical determinations. Results provide information on the general characteristics and composition of an oil and serve as a basis for comparing different oils. However, the method does not provide for direct estimates of yields of commercial products. Analyses of 10 oils produced in the United States by different methods of retorting and of 10 shale oils from commercial-scale operations in 6 foreign countries are given. The shale-oil-analysis method presented in this paper is based on and employs the same equipment as the Bureau of Mines routine method for analyzing crude petroleum. As shale oil contains groups of compounds not generally found in petroleum, several modifications of the petroleum method that might increase its suitability for application to shale oil were investigated. The modifications included in the present method take into account the apparent poor heat stability of shale oil and the presence of large quantities of olefins and nitrogen compounds.
URI: http://ds.heavyoil.utah.edu/dspace/handle/123456789/6842
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