Mutual Influences between Organic Matter and Minerals during Oil Shale Pyrolysis
journal contributionposted on 2019-02-04, 00:00 authored by Zhenghua Lu, Xiaosheng Zhao, Zhenyu Liu, Qingya Liu
To better understand the mutual influence between organic matter and minerals during oil shale pyrolysis, Huadian oil shale was treated with HCl-HF acids and eight dominant minerals were added separately into the resulting oil shale for pyrolysis. The pyrolysis experiment was performed on a thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with mass spectroscopy (TG-MS), and the influence was discussed from the viewpoints of mass loss of organic matter and release of light volatile products (CH4, C2H6, C3H8, C4H10, C6H6, C7H8, C6H6O, H2, H2O, CO and CO2). Results indicate that the organic matter or pyrolysis products delay(s) the release of water in clays. All the minerals have little effect on the decomposition of organic matter and CaCO3, kaolinite and TiO2 also have little effect on the volatiles reaction; while K2CO3, Na2CO3, MnCO3, montmorillonite and Fe2O3 influence the volatiles reaction in different ways which were discussed in detail in this work.
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