Accession Number:

ADA053999

Title:

A Review of the Physical and Engineering Properties of Raw and Retorted Oil Shales from the Green River Formation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

The disposal of retorted oil shale is a problem of major proportion since each ton of raw oil shale entering currently used surface retort processes yields approximately 1600-1700 lb of retorted shale. Several options are available for disposal of retorted oil shales a filling the deep, narrow canyons of the oil shale mine area with the spent shale, b backfilling the mine with spent shale as raw shale is removed, and c using the spent shale for productive uses. All of these options involve a determination and working knowledge of the geotechnical properties of the retorted oil shale.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE