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Nuclear meter for monitoring the sulfur content of coal streams.
Stewart RF; Hall AW; Martin JW; Farrior WL; Poston AM
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, TPR 74, 1974 Jan; :1-11
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.
Sulfur; Coal; Gamma spectrometers; Nuclear capture; Gamma rays; Monitors; Pyrite
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U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines
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