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Microwave processing of oil sands and contribution of clay minerals

Robinson, John P.; Binner, Eleanor; Saeid, Abdul; Al-Harahsheh, Mohammad; Kingman, S.W.

Authors

Abdul Saeid

Mohammad Al-Harahsheh

SAM KINGMAN sam.kingman@nottingham.ac.uk
Pro-Vice Chancellorfaculty of Engineering



Abstract

This study establishes the feasibility of microwave heating for extracting oil from Oil Sands in ex-situ processes. Previous studies in this area have shown some potential, but have not characterised the dielectric properties of the Oil Sands used, nor related them to the mineral composition, both of which are vital if successful scale up is to be achieved. In this work the fundamental interactions of microwave energy with Oil Sands are investigated and understood for the first time, and the material characterisation related to microwave heating and oil extraction studies is carried out. It is shown that microwave heating is not feasible for extracting oil from High Grade Oil Sands due to their very low water content (

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2014
Journal Fuel
Print ISSN 0016-2361
Electronic ISSN 1873-7153
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 135
APA6 Citation Robinson, J. P., Binner, E., Saeid, A., Al-Harahsheh, M., & Kingman, S. (2014). Microwave processing of oil sands and contribution of clay minerals. Fuel, 135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2014.06.057
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2014.06.057
Keywords Non-conventional fossil fuels; Oil Sands; Microwave processing; Clay minerals
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236114006231
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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