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Hydroprocessing of shale oil using ruthenium-based catalysts

Authors
Journal
Fuel
0016-2361
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
66
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0016-2361(87)90121-9
Keywords
  • Shale Oil
  • Catalysts
  • Chemical Analysis

Abstract

Abstract Retorted shale oils from the Rundle (Queensland) deposit have been hydrotreated in both batch and continuous modes. Two catalysts, a commercial NiMo system and a novel Ru-containing catalyst, have been employed. The new Ru catalyst displayed nitrogen removal and hydrocracking abilities far in excess of the commercial system. Chemical analyses of the products showed that when using the Ru-containing catalysts, the remaining polar materials were phenols, and aniline/pyridine homologues. By contrast, the remaining polar compounds from the NiMo system were predominantly pyrrole and benzopyrrole homologues.

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