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ISOLATION OF ORGANIC MATTER BY THE NAOH-HCL METHOD FROM TWO MARINE OIL SHALES USING OVEN AND SEALED AUTOCLAVE TECHNIQUES; pp. 197–213

(Full article in PDF format) https://doi.org/10.3176/oil.2019.2S.10


Authors

JAMEEL S. ALJARIRI ALHESAN, MARC MARSHALL, W. ROY JACKSON, YING QI, PETER J. CASSIDY, ALAN L. CHAFFEE

Abstract

Organic matter (OM) was isolated from two marine oil shales, El-Lajjun and Julia Creek, using NaOH-HCl and humin and humic acid frac­tions separated. Two treatments were required to reduce humin ash yield to below 11 wt% db. The humin yield of the autoclave method was 80 wt% of OM (dry mineral-matter-free, dmmf), compared to only 20–60 wt% dmmf for the oven method, possibly due to the increased NaOH solution strength and some oxidation. Oven and autoclave methods both gave humin similar in chemical structure to shale OM, regardless of yield. This similarity has implications as to shale OM structure.

Keywords

marine oil shale, organic matter, NaOH-HCl treatment, oven and autoclave methods, humin and humic acid.

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