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Title: Interaction of the organic matrix with pyrite during pyrolysis of a high-sulfur bituminous coal
Authors: GRYGLEWICZ, Grazyna
Wilk, P
YPERMAN, Jan 
FRANCO, Dirk 
MAES, Inge
MULLENS, Jules 
VAN POUCKE, Lucien 
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Source: FUEL, 75(13). p. 1499-1504
Abstract: High-sulfur bituminous coal containing 4.17 wt% of pyritic sulfur and the pyrite concentrate separated from this coal were used to examine the interaction between pyritic sulfur and the organic part of coal during pyrolysis. At 330-500 degrees C, as a result of the reaction of sulfur derived from pyrite decomposition with the coal organic matrix, a significant increase in the organic sulfur in the char is observed, from 1.47 to 3.17 wt%. The enrichment in sulfur is most pronounced between 400 and 450 degrees C, corresponding to the most intensive thermal degradation of this coal. At these temperatures, some of the pyrite is converted to pyrrhotite. The organic sulfur content is a maximum at similar to 500 degrees C, when all the pyrite is reduced to pyrrhotite. The pyrite in the coal undergoes conversion to troilite via pyrrhotite at lower temperatures than does pure pyrite. Compared with the thermal decomposition of pure pyrite, the pyrite present in coal starts to decompose at a lower temperature (330 vs. 400 degrees C). The conversion to troilite also proceeds to completion at a much lower temperature. This demonstrates that the decomposition of pyrite is markedly affected by the presence of the organic coal substance. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Notes: LIMBURGS UNIV CTR,LAB INORGAN & PHYS CHEM,B-3590 DIEPENBEEK,BELGIUM.Gryglewicz, G, WROCLAW TECH UNIV,INST CHEM & TECHNOL PETR & COAL,UL GDANSKA 7-9,PL-50344 WROCLAW,POLAND.
Keywords: pyrite; organic sulfur; coal pyrolysis
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/3420
DOI: 10.1016/0016-2361(96)00141-X
ISI #: A1996VP99900002
Type: Journal Contribution
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