Bio-desulphurization of makum (Assam) coal

Rajak, K K and Yadav, B K and Mandal, R B and Saxena, V K and Mandre, N R (2010) Bio-desulphurization of makum (Assam) coal. In: Proceedings of the XI International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2010), Dec 2010, NML Jamshedpur, India.

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In the present study an attempt has been made to carry out investigation on bio-desulphurization of high sulphur coal. For this purpose, coal containing high sulphur has been obtained from Makum area of Assam. Initially, the samples received were subjected for detailed characterization studies including proximate and ultimate analysis to ascertain various constituents such as C, H, N, S, ash percentage and moisture content etc. Further, the experiments were carried out to study the desulphurization using a bioreactor for a period of 15 days at 32°C with initial pH 2.5 in presence of thermophilic microbes. During the studies different parameter such as variation of pH, reduction of sulphur, ash and nitrogen were analysed. From the studies it was possible to reduce 53.64% Ash, 42.15% Nitrogen and 8.62% Sulphur over a period of 15 days.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Coal, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Bio-desulphurization, Bioreactor.
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:2608
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 16:09
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