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  • 1 Tallinn Technical University Department of Basic and Applied Chemistry Ehitajate tee 5 19086 Tallinn Estonia Ehitajate tee 5 19086 Tallinn Estonia
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Approximately one million tons of semicoke (SC) is formed and stored in open air dumps every year in the production of shale oil by processing Estonian oil shale (OS). The content of different harmful compounds as sulphides, PAH, phenols, etc. in SC make these dumps one of the most serious sources of environmental contamination. The aim of this work was to study the behaviour of sulphur compounds in OS and its SC, formation of SO2 and possibilities of binding it into the solid phase during thermooxidation of fuel blends based on SC. Blends modified with SC ash addition were studied as well. It was determined that SO2 emission in thermooxidation of SC samples started at 280-300C and proceeded with a steady speed up to 580-600C and the amount of sulphur evolved was 5-10% from the total content of sulphur in the sample. The amount of SO2 emitted decreased depending on the mass ratio of the composite fuels from 49-56 to 15-35% during thermooxidation of OS samples studied or their blends with SC, respectively, from 43-80% for coal samples to 13-60% for their blends with SC and to 2-13% during thermooxidation of these blends modified with SC ash addition. In the products of thermooxidation formed at 800-900C the only sulphur containing phase was CaSO4, at 650C also traces of CaS and CaMg3(SO4)4 were fixed.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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