Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 142, Issue 2, pp 425–431 | Cite as

Radiation-induced effects on alternative fuels

I. X-ray irradiation of solvent refined coal (SRC)
  • F. M. Lanças


Solvent refined coal (SRC) produced from Indiana V feed coal was X-ray irradiated at different doses. The gases evolved from the irradiated sample consist mainly of methane, whose concentration is shown to depend on the irradiation dose. The condensed matter left after gas extraction was fractionated by column liquid chromatography into five non-polar fractions (saturated, monoaromatic, diaromatic, triaromatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons); one of intermediate polarity (resins); and two polar (asphaltenes and asphaltols) fractions. The relative distribution of these radiolytic products depends upon the dose delivered with the concentration of hydrocarbons increasing remarkably with the dose.


Chromatography Methane Hydrocarbon Liquid Chromatography Irradiation Dose 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Lanças
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  1. 1.Institute of Physics and Chemistry of São CarlosUniversity of São PauloSão Carlos(Brazil)

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