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Paper Discussing the OHD Process and Products

Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution (OHD): An efficient, environmentally friendly process for the dissolution of coal and biomass in aqueous media, for the production of fuels and chemicals.

Abstract:
Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution (OHD) is a novel coal conversion technology developed with support from the Illinois Clean Coal Institute. OHD works by reaction of coal and/or biomass with small amounts of oxygen in high temperature, high pressure, liquid water. This breaks up the coal’s structure, resulting in the generation of low molecular weight, water soluble products. Complete conversion of the coal is readily achievable with 70-90% recovery of the original carbon as water soluble products. Read more…