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Title: Evaluation of microwave treatment on coal structure and sulfur species by reductive pyrolysis-mass spectrometry method
Authors: MESROGHLI, Shahin
Jorjani, E.
Noaparast, M.
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 131, p. 193-202
Abstract: A comparative study of the effect of microwave irradiation on the determination of organic sulfur forms in high sulfur coal samples of Tabas coal was studied by atmospheric pressure-temperature-programmed reduction (AP-TPR) method coupled on-line with MS. This analytical technique demonstrates the direct effect of microwave irradiation on coal matrix and on sulfur compounds, qualitatively and quantitatively. For the evaluation of the impact of microwave irradiation on sulfur compounds m/z 34 (H2S+) is monitored and on coal matrix the aromatic (benzene m/z = 77 (C6H5+), m/z = 78 (C6H6+), toluene m/z = 92 (C7H8+), m/z = 91 (C7H7+) and xylene m/z = 91 (C7H7+) and aliphatic fragments ((m/z = 39 (C3H3+), 41 (C3H5+), 43 (C3H7+), and 55 (C4H7+)) are considered. Aromatic sulfur compound structures are more altered than aliphatic ones, as is demonstrated by its evolved H2S peak area and temperature changes. A great peak maximum shift of all aromatic fragments towards higher temperature was noticed, due to the poly cyclic aromatic ring formation as a result of microwave treatment. The microwave treatment used on the coal samples, resulted in coal matrix degradation and changes in terms of physical characteristics and causing a simultaneous degradation of the organic matrix. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Mesroghli, Sh.; Jorjani, E.] Islamic Azad Univ, Tehran Sci & Res Branch, Dept Min Engn, Tehran, Iran. [Yperman, J.; Carleer, R.] Hasselt Univ, CMK, Grp Appl & Analyt Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Noaparast, M.] Univ Tehran, Sch Min Engn, Tehran, Iran.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18658
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2014.11.005
ISI #: 000348881700024
ISSN: 0378-3820
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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