Catalytic coprocessing of coal with bitumen and bitumen derived liquids

A. Chakma, J. Zaman

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Coprocessing involves simultaneous upgrading of coal and bitumen/heavy oil in the presence of hydrogen into synthetic crudes. One of the advantages of coprocessing is the solvolytic effects of the bitumen/heavy oil fractions, which may partly solubilize coal fractions and may also act as hydrogen donors. The inorganic matters of the coal may provide some beneficial catalytic activity for the upgrading of bitumen/heavy oil. In addition, coal is also known to be capable of enhancing demetallation of the bitumen/heavy oil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium on Coal and Oil/Resid Coprocessing presented at the 205th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 28 Mar 19932 Apr 1993


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