Influence of chemical characterization of oil shale solids on understanding water quality impacts

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Synfuels technologies will yield products and effluents that are a function of the raw material being processed and the process variables. Chemical and mineralogic characterization of solids generated in synfuels production provide valuable insight into health and environmental impacts associated with synfuels processing (coal liquefaction or gasification and shale oil extraction). This report deals with considerations relating to leachate generation from solid wastes, but the suggested research approach is applicable to understanding the nature and extent of all effluents from synfuels operations. Solid characterization studies of one raw shale core and two spent shale cores from Occidental Oil Shale, Inc.'s ... continued below

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Peterson, E.J. & Wagner, P. January 1, 1981.

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Synfuels technologies will yield products and effluents that are a function of the raw material being processed and the process variables. Chemical and mineralogic characterization of solids generated in synfuels production provide valuable insight into health and environmental impacts associated with synfuels processing (coal liquefaction or gasification and shale oil extraction). This report deals with considerations relating to leachate generation from solid wastes, but the suggested research approach is applicable to understanding the nature and extent of all effluents from synfuels operations. Solid characterization studies of one raw shale core and two spent shale cores from Occidental Oil Shale, Inc.'s Logan Wash site are described. These data are used to determine the effect of processing on the shale solids and also to evaluate a variety of water quality issues associated with in situ processing. The importance of solid characterization studies in developing an understanding of effluent composition and behavior and subsequently defining environmental impacts is described.

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  • US Department of Energy workshop on chemical characterization of hazardous substances in synfuels, Seattle, WA, USA, 4 Nov 1981

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  • Other: DE82011987
  • Report No.: LA-UR-82-680
  • Report No.: CONF-811160-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5299307
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1070688

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Peterson, E.J. & Wagner, P. Influence of chemical characterization of oil shale solids on understanding water quality impacts, article, January 1, 1981; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1070688/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.