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FUELS FROM TAR SAND BITUMENFUELS FROM TAR SAND BITUMENTar sand bitumen is another source of liquid fuels that is distinctly separate from conventional petroleum (US Congress, 1976; Speight, 2005, 2007).Tar sand (also called oil sand in Canada) or the more geologically correct term bituminous sand is commonly used to describe a sandstone reservoir that is impregnated with a heavy, viscous bituminous material. Tar sand is actually a mixture of sand, water, and bitumen but many of the tar sand deposits in countries other than Canada lack the water layer that is believed to facilitate the …
James G. Speight: Synthetic Fuels Handbook: Properties, Process, and Performance. FUELS FROM TAR SAND BITUMEN, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008), AccessEngineering