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Title: AP-TPR investigation of the effect of pyrite removal on the sulfur characterization of different rank coals
Authors: RUTKOWSKI, Piotr 
MULLENS, Jules 
YPERMAN, Jan 
GRYGLEWICZ, Grazyna
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Source: FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 76(2). p. 121-138
Abstract: The effect of pyrite removal on the determination of organic sulfur functionalities of different rank coals by atmospheric pressure-temperature-programmed reduction (AP-TPR) method was studied. The nitric acid treatment and sink-float separation were performed to reduce the content of pyritic sulfur in the samples. Microscopic examination of raw coals was performed to determine the mode of pyrite occurrence and to estimate the possibility of its removal using high-density liquids, i.e. ZnCl2 and CHBr3/CCl4 mixture. The AP-TPR investigation showed a different impact of nitric acid treatment and sink-float separation on the distribution of organic sulfur functionalities in coal, The evolution of sulfur dioxide observed by AP-TPR-mass spectrometry (MS) confirmed the formation of oxidized sulfur compounds during nitric acid treatment. Organic sulfonic groups are nearly totally decomposed to SO2 without reduction of the latter to H2S under AP-TPR conditions, Some sulfur species remained in the TPR residue which was proven by AP-TPO-MS analysis through SO2 monitoring. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V All rights reserved.
Notes: Wroclaw Univ Technol, Inst Chem & Technol Petr & Coal, PL-50344 Wroclaw, Poland. Limburgs Univ Ctr, IMO, Lab Appl Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Gryglewicz, G, Wroclaw Univ Technol, Inst Chem & Technol Petr & Coal, Ul Gdanska 7-9, PL-50344 Wroclaw, Poland.
Keywords: coal; pyrite removal; reductive pyrolytic treatment; organic sulfur functionalities
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2559
ISSN: 0378-3820
e-ISSN: 1873-7188
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-3820(02)00019-X
ISI #: 000176479600004
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2003
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