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Nuclear Meter for Monitoring the Sulfur Content of Coal Streams.
Stewart-RF; Hall-AW; Martin-JW; Et Al
NTIS: PB 228 678 :11 pages
A nuclear meter based on measurement of prompt capture gamma rays is being developed for monitoring the sulfur content of coal streams. Equipment has been built to measure sulfur rapidly, and methods have been devised to compensate for changes in moisture, ash, and bulk density of coal flowing through a bin. Pilot plant tests of the system with various additives to different coals show a precision and accuracy of 0.02 percent sulfur and 0.04 percent sulfur, respectively. Based on these results, a hardwired meter has been fabricated for testing in a commercial coal preparation plant.
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 228 678
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