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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1993|
|Event||Symposium on Coal and Oil/Resid Coprocessing presented at the 205th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society - Denver, CO, USA|
Duration: 28 Mar 1993 → 2 Apr 1993