Investigations on PAHs and trace elements in coal and its combustion residues from a power plant

Investigations on PAHs and trace elements in coal and its combustion residues from a power plant •PAHs and trace elements in coal and its ashes of a power plant were evaluated.•∑PAHs were higher in coal (4542μg/kg) than combustion residues (10.6–32.5μg/kg).•Coal and fly ash have higher molecular weight PAHs; low molecular PAHs in bottom ash.•As, Co, Cd are associated with P–Mg–Ca–S; Ni, V, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cr with Al–Si.•Leaching of trace elements is within the permissible limit for industrial effluents. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Fuel Elsevier

Investigations on PAHs and trace elements in coal and its combustion residues from a power plant

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
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0016-2361
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10.1016/j.fuel.2015.09.005
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Abstract

•PAHs and trace elements in coal and its ashes of a power plant were evaluated.•∑PAHs were higher in coal (4542μg/kg) than combustion residues (10.6–32.5μg/kg).•Coal and fly ash have higher molecular weight PAHs; low molecular PAHs in bottom ash.•As, Co, Cd are associated with P–Mg–Ca–S; Ni, V, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cr with Al–Si.•Leaching of trace elements is within the permissible limit for industrial effluents.

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FuelElsevier

Published: Dec 15, 2015

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