Production of coal-based fuels and value-added products: Processes using coal and coal liquids with petroleum refining solvents

Caroline Burgess Clifford, Josefa Griffith, Örner Gül, Parvana Gafarova Aksoy, André Boehman, Bruce Miller, Gareth Mitchell, Chunshan Song, Harold Schobert, Geoffrey Wilson

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Abstract

Liquid fuels produced directly from coal and coal tar by-products utilize the inherent structures in coal. Research continues on hydrotreating of blends, to improve liquid quality in the most economical way. When co-coking, we are producing quality coke for anode applications, although we are still not meeting specifications of mineral content; liquids are primarily fuel and binder pitch. Future work will incorporate improving the liquid quality. Extraction is expected to mitigate issues with blending/hydrotreating and co-coking. The advantages to utilizing refining solvents/coal/coal tar and processes that exist within a refinery to produce particular fuels and value-added materials are (1) implementation could be much faster than projected for commercial gasification in the US and (2) production of fuels and carbon materials with specific uses that F-T coal liquids may not be suitable for.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2007Apr 27 2007

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Other2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period4/22/074/27/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Clifford, C. B., Griffith, J., Gül, Ö., Aksoy, P. G., Boehman, A., Miller, B., Mitchell, G., Song, C., Schobert, H., & Wilson, G. (2007). Production of coal-based fuels and value-added products: Processes using coal and coal liquids with petroleum refining solvents. Paper presented at 2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX, United States.