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Main Title Fuel Contaminants: Volume 1. Chemistry.
Author Mezey, E. J. ; Singh, Surjit ; Hissong., D. W. ;
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-68-02-2112; EPA/600/2-76/177a;
Stock Number PB-256 020
Additional Subjects Fuel contaminants ; Chemistry ; Chemical analysis ; Coal ; Crude oil ; Shale oil ; Bituminous sands ; Trace elements ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Nitrogen inorganic compounds ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Composition(Property) ; Air pollution ; Mercury(Metal) ; Beryllium ; Cadmium ; Coal liquids ; Fossil fuels
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-256 020 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 177p
The report reviews information on the characteristics of solid and liquid fuels. Specifically, it deals with the chemical and physical characteristics of components of the fuel which are sources of sulfur, nitrogen, and trace element pollutants when that fuel is utilized. The review suggests that at least part of the sulfur and most of the nitrogen originate from compounds common to the fuels reviewed (coal, petroleum, tar sand oil, and shale oil). These are primarily organic sulfur and organic nitrogen compounds. For liquid fuels, it was concluded that intrinsic centers of sulfur and nitrogen contamination are found in the colloidal suspensions commonly known as asphaltenes and the more soluble resins. Trace elements are present as oil-soluble compounds in petroleum, tar sand oil, and shale oil. In coal, it was concluded that the nitrogen contaminants are present as organic compounds and that the sulfur is present both as organic and inorganic compounds. Trace elements in coal were categorized into those found principally with the organic matter of coal and those found present principally in the mineral matter associated with coal.