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Main Title Physical and chemical characterization of coal /
Author Hamblen, D. G. ; Solomon, P. R. ; Hobbs, R. H.
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Solomon, P. R.
Hobbs, R. H.
CORP Author United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher [U.S. EPA] ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-7-80-106; EPA-68-02-3116
Stock Number PB80-220775
OCLC Number 07326238
Subjects Coal--Analysis
Additional Subjects Coal ; Chemical analysis ; Particle size distribution ; Electron probes ; Sulfur ; Pyrite ; Data ;
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ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-106 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
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NTIS  PB80-220775 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report describes an automated scanning electron microprobe method of analyzing sulfur forms and mineral matter in coal. The microprobe is used to measure the spatial distribution of a number of elements (including Fe, S, Si, Al, Ca, and K) on a scale where individual grains can be observed. These data are then analyzed to extract the following information: organic sulfur concentration; mineral sulfur concentration; total sulfur concentration; major mineral concentrations, including Al2O3, SiO2, K2O, and CaCO3; and stoichiometry of iron sulfide, FeSx. The procedure is fully automated: all of the above information is obtained on a 200 mg coal sample in less than 15 minutes. Sulfur forms and total sulfur were reproducible to within 0.1 wt%. In addition, estimates of the pyrite particle size for two coals were obtained from the spatial distribution of the Fe and S data, and these estimates are compared with the results of a washability study. A commercial elemental analyzer, evaluated for use in determining nitrogen in coal, gave results that were reproducible and accurate to within 3%.
On cover: Prepared for Industrial Environmental Research Lab. Includes bibliographical references (page 59). Contract no. 68-02-3116; program element no. INE624. "EPA 600-7-80-106." "May 1980." Cover title. On cover: PB80-220775.