Experimental controls on D/H and 13C/12C ratios of kerogen, bitumen and oil during hydrous pyrolysis

Organic Geochemistry
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Large isotopic transfers between water-derived hydrogen and organic hydrogen occurred during hydrous pyrolysis experiments of immature source rocks, in spite of only small changes in organic 13C/12C. Experiments at 330 ??C over 72 h using chips or powder containing kerogen types I and III identify the rock/water ratio as a main factor affecting ????D for water and organic hydrogen. Our data suggest that larger rock permeability and smaller rock grain size increase the H-isotopic transfer between water-derived hydrogen and thermally maturing organic matter. Increasing hydrostatic pressure may have a similar effect, but the evidence remains inconclusive. ?? 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Experimental controls on D/H and 13C/12C ratios of kerogen, bitumen and oil during hydrous pyrolysis
Series title Organic Geochemistry
DOI 10.1016/S0146-6380(01)00059-6
Volume 32
Issue 8
Year Published 2001
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Organic Geochemistry
First page 1009
Last page 1018
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