Sulphur Concentration in Imported Coal Around the Tamabil Area, Sylhet, Bangladesh
International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 27-30
Received: Jan. 21, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 29, 2016; Published: Feb. 19, 2016
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Mahamudul Hashan, Ecole Nationale Superieure De Geologie, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France
M. Farhad Howladar, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Labiba Nusrat Jahan, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Bangladesh imports large amount of Indian coal every year in order to partly fulfill the demand of solid fuel. This research presents the quality and concentration of sulphur in imported coal. To accomplish the goal, twelve coal samples were collected from imported coal deposits of Tamabil, Sylhet in different times. Results show that the sulphur content ranges from 1.42-5.3 wt% meaning that the imported coal is high sulphured low quality coal. The research also deals with the possibility of applying desulphurization techniques to trim down sulphur from this coal as this poor grade imported coal is not environment friendly and may cause severe health and environmental problems. It was found that, reducing sulphur content from such a high value to less than acceptable limit is very much expensive which might not be affordable for Bangladesh.
Keywords
Imported Coal, Sulphur Content, Desulphurization Technique, Desulphurization Cost
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Mahamudul Hashan, M. Farhad Howladar, Labiba Nusrat Jahan, Sulphur Concentration in Imported Coal Around the Tamabil Area, Sylhet, Bangladesh, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 27-30. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20160401.15
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