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Oil Shale Conversion to Transport Fuels

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posted on 25.06.2019 by JAMEEL SULIEMAN JAMEEL ALJARIRI ALHESAN
This work concentrates on the use of two marine shales, El-Lajjun (Jordan) and Julia Creek (Australia), as transport fuels. To achieve the aim of this project, oil shale organic matter (kerogen) was separated by HCl-HF, the conventional method, and the less hazardous NaOH-HCl. The chemical composition and reactivity for the two kerogens were intensively studied and compared. Shale oil was extracted from El-Lajjun deposit using long-time, low-temperature pyrolysis and the oil yields and characteristics were investigated. The shale oil extracted was then subjected to hydrodesulphurization process using NoMo-Al-SBA-15 in order to remove the sulphur which is hazardous for the environment.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Alan Chaffee

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

Exports

Exports