Perchloroethylene Extraction Desulfurization of Weathered Coals
The perchloroethylene extraction process has proven to be an effective pre- combustion coal desulfurization process which offers a complete process package including wet grinding, organic sulfur removal, pyrite and mineral matter separation, solvent recovery, and byproducts and sulfur recovery. In this paper, coal weatherability was investigated for various Midwestern and Eastern U.S. coals, and its effect on organosulfur extractability by the perchloroethylene process was identified. Both "natural" and "artificial" weathering of these coals were experimentally investigated. A statistically significant difference in the extraction efficiency between fresh and weathered coals vas observed. A strong relation between the extractability and degree of weathering of the coal was established. The results provide a valuable insight into the process engineering of this process.
P. Vishnubhatt et al., "Perchloroethylene Extraction Desulfurization of Weathered Coals," Fuel Science and Technology International, Taylor & Francis, Jan 1993.
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