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Variation of organic sulfur in macerals of selected Illinois Basin coals

Organic Geochemistry

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Abstract

An electron microbeam technique was used to determine the distribution of organic sulfur in the main macerals of five Illinois Basin coals. On average, sporinites are the highest, inertinites the lowest, and vitrinites intermediate in organic sulfur for each coal. The observed differences are likely due to varying affinities of the different pre-maceral materials for sulfur and/or local variation in the production of H2S primarily during the peat stage. Investigation of molecular structures of individual macerals in relation to the findings of this study may delineate the relative abundance of organic sulfur in various organic compounds and thus lead to the development of efficient desulfurization processes. ?? 1991.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Variation of organic sulfur in macerals of selected Illinois Basin coals
Series title:
Organic Geochemistry
Volume
17
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Organic Geochemistry
First page:
525
Last page:
533