publication . Conference object . 2013

Optimization of low sulfur jerusalem artichoke juice for fossil fuels biodesulfurization process

Silva, Tiago P.; Paixão Alves, Susana; Roseiro, J. Carlos; Alves, Luís Manuel;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Portugal
Most of the world’s energy is generated from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil and its derivatives. When burnt, these fuels release into the atmosphere volatile organic compounds, sulfur as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and the fine particulate matter of metal sulfates. These are pollutants which can be responsible for bronchial irritation, asthma attacks, cardio-pulmonary diseases and lung cancer mortality, and they also contribute for the occurrence of acid rains and the increase of the hole in the ozone layer. For these reasons countries around the world imposed legal maxima to sulfur concentration on fuels. Forcing companies to develop methods of removing the s...
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