The electrochemical behaviour of coal pyrite 1. Effects of mineral source and composition

Olubunmi M. Ogunsola, Kwadwo Osseo-Asare

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The dissolution in perchloric acid of four coal pyrites, from different sources and of various compositions, was studied using electrochemical measurements. The processes taking place on the coal pyrite surfaces are limited by surface reaction rather than by aqueous diffusion. The mode of reaction at the coal pyrite surface also depends on the composition of the coal pyrite. It could be concluded from the results that pyrite removal from coal is possible by aqueous leaching in acidic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-815
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1986


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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