Thermal dissolution is a method of liquefaction of solid fossil fuels. It is a hydrogen-donor solvent refining process. It may be used for the shale oil extraction and coal liquefaction.[1] Other liquids extraction processes from solid fuels are pyrolysis and hydrogenation.[2] Compared to hydrogenation, the process of thermal dissolution has milder conditions, simpler process, and no consumption of catalyst.[3]


  1. ^ Gorlov, E.G. (October 2007). "Thermal Dissolution Of Solid Fossil Fuels". Solid Fuel Chemistry. Allerton Press, Inc. 41 (5): 290. doi:10.3103/S0361521907050047. ISSN 1934-8029. S2CID 73546863.
  2. ^ Luik, Hans (2009-06-08). Alternative technologies for oil shale liquefaction and upgrading (PDF). International Oil Shale Symposium. Tallinn, Estonia: Tallinn University of Technology. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
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