Asked in Chemistry
Can you separate two liquid fuels with centrifuge process?
Asked in Fossil Fuels, Coal (fuel source)
How can you convert coal to a liquid fuel such as oil?
Yes. This process was invented in the 1920s by Germany. The Coal is converted to a synthetic natural gas (syngas) though a process called Gasification. The syngas is then run through the Fischer-Tropsch process which, through a catalized process, is converted into liquid fuels. A major portion of South Africa's liquid fuels are produced through this process. A Coal-To-Liquid plant is currently in the final stages of the permitting process and expected to be online by 2012. The proposed $5.5 Billion facility in Wellsville, Ohio will produce 53,000 barrells a day of liquid fuels including diesel (or jet fuel) and naptha.