E3S Web Conf.
Volume 290, 20212021 3rd International Conference on Geoscience and Environmental Chemistry (ICGEC 2021)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environmental Energy Protection and Energy-Saving Sustainability|
|Published online||14 July 2021|
Concentration, distribution and occurrence of mercury in Chinese coals
College of Geoscience and Surveying Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), 100083 Beijing, China
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Mercury in coals is one of the important sources of atmospheric mercury, which is potentially harmful to the ecological environment. Based on the data of 970 coal samples, the concentration, spatial distribution and occurrence of mercury in Chinese coals were analyzed. The main conclusions are as follows: The distribution of mercury concentration in Chinese coalfields is uneven; medium and high mercury coals are mainly distributed in southwest China and eastern Inner Mongolia. The mercury concentrations in various coal-forming periods are as follows: K (0.320 mg/kg) > P2 (0.220 mg/kg) > C3 (0.179 mg/kg) > J (0.177 mg/kg) > D (0.165 mg/kg) > P1 (0.136 mg/kg) > C1 (0.090 mg/kg) > E (0.086 mg/kg) > T3 (0.066 mg/kg). The mercury concentrations in different coal ranks are as follows: Lignite (0.164 mg/kg), long flame coal (0.078 mg/kg), non-caking coal (0.256 mg/kg), weakly caking coal (0.086 mg/kg), gas coal (0.151 mg/kg), fat coal (0.122 mg/kg), coking coal (0.171 mg/kg), lean coal (0.393 mg/kg), meagre coal (0.161 mg/kg), anthracite (0.160 mg/kg). Sulfide bound state is the main form of mercury in coals, and pyrite is the main occurrence medium.
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