Title

Selective Removal of Organic Sulfur from Coal by Trichloroethane Extraction

Abstract

Desulfurization of coal involves removal of both organic and inorganic forms of sulfur. In this paper, the process feasibility of organic desulfurization of coal using 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA) as the solvent, is established. Sulfur solubility curve in tnchloroethane was obtained. The process conditions of this novel process were critically assessed. From the solubility curve it was concluded that the process should be carried out at or near the normal boiling point of the solvent. Comparisons between the TCA extraction and the perchloroeihylene (PCE) process have been presented. Since the boiling point of tricbloroethane is quite low, the process conditions are very mild in comparision to the PCE process. It was found that the TCA process is capable of removing organosulfur from coal more selectively than the PCE process. The sulfur containing organic species in the extract obtained from

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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