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Abstract

Hydropyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of coal and, more generally, of organic compounds under hydrogen pressure. The aim of this project is to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of hydropyrolysis or Hypy. The principal advantage of Hypy is that it requires relatively low investment if located in industrial plants consuming large quantities of coal, for example in thermal power stations or coking plants. The classical industrial model is Hypy with recycled H(2) as heat carrier (after the separation of the other pyrolysis gases) and dry coal feed, but here, the economic balance is unsatisfactory. Factors determining the profitability of hydropyrolysis include H(2) consumption and costs. Several innovations were introduced in order to improve the economic balance of production and reduce the costs.

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Authors: CYPRES R, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE);MINGELS W, Sopar SA, Zelzate (BE);LARDINOIS J P, Prominvest SA, Bruxelles (BE);LAUDET A, Catalyst and Chemicals Europe SA, Bruxelles (BE);MASSON H, Seghers Engineering SA, Willebroek (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14110 EN (1992) 221 pp., FS, ECU 22.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4541-X
Record Number: 199211148 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en