© 1998

Desulfurization of Hot Coal Gas

  • Aysel T. Atimtay
  • Douglas P. Harrison
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. A. E. van Diepen, J. A. Moulijn
    Pages 57-74
  3. Ian R. Fantom, Phillip Cahill, Peter W. Sage
    Pages 103-116
  4. A. G. J. van der Ham, R. H. Venderbosch, W. Prins, W. P. M. van Swaaij
    Pages 117-136
  5. R. H. Venderbosch, W. Prins, A. G. J. Van der Harn
    Pages 137-158
  6. W. J. W. Bakker, J. C. P. van Rossen, J. P. Janssens, J. A. Moulijn
    Pages 159-178
  7. M. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Z. Li
    Pages 179-211
  8. W. J. W. Bakker, J. C. P. van Rossen, J. M. Mugge, F. Kapteijn, J. A. Moulijn
    Pages 243-267
  9. Ates Akyurtlu
    Pages 297-313
  10. M. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, W. Liu, T. Zhu, L. Kundakovic
    Pages 365-383
  11. Ian R. Fantom, Scott Radford
    Pages 385-397

About these proceedings


Economic and environmental requirements for advanced power generating systems demand the removal of corrosive and other sulfurous compounds from hot coal gas. After a brief account of the world energy resources and an overview of clean coal technologies, a review of regenerable metal oxide sorbents for cleaning the hot gas is provided. Zinc oxide, copper oxide, calcium oxide, manganese oxide based as well as supported and mixed metal oxide sorbents are treated. Performance analysis of these sorbents, effects of various parameters on the desulfurization efficiency, kinetics of sulfidation and regeneration reactions, sulfiding and regeneration mechanisms are discussed. Two chapters present recent results in the direct production of elemental sulfur from regeneration or SO2-rich gases.


Absorption Chemische Technik Energieproduktion Leuchtgas Metalloxidsorbentien chemical engineering coal gas desulfurization energy production environment metal oxide sorbents thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Aysel T. Atimtay
    • 1
  • Douglas P. Harrison
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering DepartmentMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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