Water Analysis for Baseline Characterization and Process Development of a Multimineral Oil Shale Process

    Published: Jan 1980

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    The Superior Oil Co. has been involved in process development of a multimineral process to be used on oil shale and associated minerals in the northern part of the Piceance Creek Basin in northwestern Colorado. The past sampling and analysis program on surface and groundwater has mainly been directed toward answering process concerns (quantity and quality), since our process water is to be derived from the lower aquifer. In reviewing the laws and regulations for the purpose of developing a program designed specifically to obtain the necessary permits for construction, a lack of firm requirements for baseline water quality has been identified.


    analysis, water, alternative fuels, aquatic toxicology

    Author Information:

    Meredith, JA
    Environmental biologist, Oil Shale Division, Superior Oil Co., Englewood, Colo.

    Petticrew, DE
    Chemist and permit supervisor, Oil Shale Division, Superior Oil Co., Englewood, Colo.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27539S

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