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Title: Fine coal cleaning via the micro-mag process

Abstract

A method of cleaning particulate coal which is fed with a dense medium slurry as an inlet feed to a cyclone separator. The coal particle size distribution is in the range of from about 37 microns to about 600 microns. The dense medium comprises water and ferromagnetic particles that have a relative density in the range of from about 4.0 to about 7.0. The ferromagnetic particles of the dense medium have particle sizes of less than about 15 microns and at least a majority of the particle sizes are less than about 5 microns. In the cyclone, the particulate coal and dense-medium slurry is separated into a low gravity product stream and a high gravity produce stream wherein the differential in relative density between the two streams is not greater than about 0.2. The low gravity and high gravity streams are treated to recover the ferromagnetic particles therefrom.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Finleyville, PA)
  2. (McMurray, PA)
  3. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center
OSTI Identifier:
867860
Patent Number(s):
US 5022892
Assignee:
United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fine; coal; cleaning; via; micro-mag; process; method; particulate; fed; dense; medium; slurry; inlet; feed; cyclone; separator; particle; size; distribution; range; 37; microns; 600; comprises; water; ferromagnetic; particles; relative; density; sizes; 15; majority; dense-medium; separated; gravity; product; stream; produce; differential; streams; treated; recover; therefrom; articles therefrom; coal cleaning; coal particle; particles therefrom; cyclone separator; magnetic particles; size distribution; product stream; particle size; particulate coal; comprises water; particle sizes; medium comprises; fine coal; magnetic particle; /44/209/

Citation Formats

Klima, Mark S., Maronde, Carl P., and Killmeyer, Richard P. Fine coal cleaning via the micro-mag process. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Klima, Mark S., Maronde, Carl P., & Killmeyer, Richard P. Fine coal cleaning via the micro-mag process. United States.
Klima, Mark S., Maronde, Carl P., and Killmeyer, Richard P. Tue . "Fine coal cleaning via the micro-mag process". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867860.
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abstractNote = {A method of cleaning particulate coal which is fed with a dense medium slurry as an inlet feed to a cyclone separator. The coal particle size distribution is in the range of from about 37 microns to about 600 microns. The dense medium comprises water and ferromagnetic particles that have a relative density in the range of from about 4.0 to about 7.0. The ferromagnetic particles of the dense medium have particle sizes of less than about 15 microns and at least a majority of the particle sizes are less than about 5 microns. In the cyclone, the particulate coal and dense-medium slurry is separated into a low gravity product stream and a high gravity produce stream wherein the differential in relative density between the two streams is not greater than about 0.2. The low gravity and high gravity streams are treated to recover the ferromagnetic particles therefrom.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
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