Production of liquid fuels from powdered coal has reached the large pilot scale, and a plant equivalent to a 20,000 bbl/day petroleum refinery is planned. Naphtha can be upgraded to a high octane gasoline compenent or can provide a source of benzene, toluene, and xylene. Middle distillate might fuel stationary gas turbines or, with mild hydrotreatment, some medium-speed diesels. Heavy distillate or combined fuel oil can serve in assorted industrial applications while by-product gases can supplement natural gas supplies or provide ethylene feed-stocks. Economics, as usual, will determine actual applications.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-59
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM