An experimental statistic model of power-generating coal oxidative desulphurization has been developed and its adequacy has been proved. On the basis of the proposed model the desulphurization optimal conditions for three samples of power-generating coal were determined. The low-sulphur solid fuel with the content of general sulphur of 1.0–1.5 mas % was obtained under established optimal conditions.
The effect of pyrite size and distribution character, as well as the amount of inorganic matter on the removal degree of sulphur from coal during its oxidative desulphurization and benefication has been studied. The efficiencies of oxidative desulphurization processes for different types of the initial and concentrated black coal have been compared.
The desulphurization process of different coal types has been studied. The coal was treated by air-steam mixture in the fluidized-bed reactor under the conditions similar to isothermal ones. The influence of temperature and oxidant composition affecting the pyrite (which is the coal component) chemical conversion on the desulphurization efficiency has been investigated for coals with different metamorphism degree.