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Microbial desulphurisation of coal

Microbial coal desulphurization has been tested on a pilot scale (50 cubic metres). The installation was built at the premises of ENICHEM, Porto Torres, Italy. Pulp densities of up to 40% weight per volume do not interfere with the first order kinetics. Residence time for 90% pyrite removal is around 5 days. The economics are marginal due to the high energy costs.

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Technische Universiteit Delft
Julianalaan 67
2628 BC Delft
Netherlands
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