CO2 gasification and pyrolysis reactivity evaluation of oil shale

Luyao Tang, Yuxin Yan, Yang Meng, Jiayu Wang, Peng Jiang, Cheng Heng Pang, Tao Wu

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This research focuses on the non-isothermal CO2 gasification and pyrolysis reactivity via thermogravimetric analysis. It was found that CO2 decreased activation energy of all four types of oil shale (Fushun, Jinzhou, Wulin, Xingsheng). Activation energy of XS oil shale was highly reduced from 59.86 kJ/mol to 9.48 kJ/mol. Reactivity index results showed that WL and XS oil shales were observed to be more dependent on CO2 atmosphere. Alkali metal oxide also contributed to thermal decomposition according to thermogravimetric (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTG) curves during CO2 gasification process. Overall, CO2 atmosphere can be used to improve oil shale decomposition, especially for alkali- rich shales, while providing an efficient and effective means to convert greenhouse gases into useful fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1699
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2018 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 22 Aug 201825 Aug 2018


  • CO2 gasification
  • Oil shale
  • Pyrolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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