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Record 26 of 6194
Desulfurizing Coal With an Alkali Treatment
Author and Affiliation:
Ravindram, M.(Caltech)
Kalvinskas, J. J.(Caltech)
Abstract: Experimental coal-desulfurization process uses alkalies and steam in fluidized-bed reactor. With highly volatile, high-sulfur bituminous coal, process removed 98 percent of pyritic sulfur and 47 percent of organic sulfur. Used in coal liquefaction and in production of clean solid fuels and synthetic liquid fuels. Nitrogen or steam flows through bed of coal in reactor. Alkalies react with sulfur, removing it from coal. Nitrogen flow fluidizes bed while heating or cooling; steam is fluidizing medium during reaction.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1987
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 87B10069
Subject Category: MATERIALS
Report/Patent Number: NPO-16366
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 11; 2; P. 43
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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