SULFUR REDUCTION POTENTIAL OF THE COALS OF THE UNITED STATES

This report presents the results of a washability study of 322 coal mine samples showing the sulfur forms and distribution in the coals. The samples were collected from mines which were principally utility coal producers. Generally, the data show that the total sulfur content of the coals evaluated could be significantly reduced by some combination of stage crushing and specific gravity separation. However, few coals could be upgraded to a final product containing 1 percent or less total sulfur. The complete washability data are presented for each sample processed. A statistical evaluation is included for the coalbeds from which more than 10 samples were collected and for the geographical coal producing regions. A graphical summation is presented for the coal producing regions and selected coalbeds. Work done under an agreement with the Office of Air Programs, Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notification of this article appeared in the Bureau of Mines--New Publications, May 1972, Monthly List 685.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    College Park Research Center
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Deurbrouck, A W
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 289 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RI 7633
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1974 12:00AM