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Title: Physico-chemical fracturing and cleaning of coal. [Treatment with CO/sub 2/ in water at high pressure]

Abstract

This invention relates to a method of producing a crushable coal and reducing the metallic values in coal represented by Si, Al, Ca, Na, K, and Mg, which comprises contacting a coal/water mix in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to 1:6 in the presence of CO/sub 2/ at pressures of about 100 to 1400 psi and a minimum temperature of about 15/sup 0/C for a period of about one or more hours to produce a treated coal/water mix. In the process the treated coal/water mix has reduced values for Ca and Mg of up to 78% over the starting mix and the advantageous CO/sub 2/ concentration is in the range of about 3 to 30 g/L. Below 5 g/L CO/sub 2/ only small effects are observed and above 30 g/L no further special advantages are achieved. The coal/water ratios in the range 1:2 to 2:1 are particularly desirable and such ratios are compatible with coal water slurry applications.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7153587
Application Number:
ON: DE84011282
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-025277; EDB-84-079325
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; COMMINUTION; DEASHING; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBON DIOXIDE; COAL PREPARATION; FUEL SLURRIES; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; QUANTITY RATIO; REMOVAL; SILICON COMPOUNDS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; WATER; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHALCOGENIDES; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MIXTURES; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SLURRIES; SUSPENSIONS; 013000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Transport, Handling, & Storage

Citation Formats

Sapienza, R.S., and Slegeir, W.A.R. Physico-chemical fracturing and cleaning of coal. [Treatment with CO/sub 2/ in water at high pressure]. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Sapienza, R.S., & Slegeir, W.A.R. Physico-chemical fracturing and cleaning of coal. [Treatment with CO/sub 2/ in water at high pressure]. United States.
Sapienza, R.S., and Slegeir, W.A.R. Fri . "Physico-chemical fracturing and cleaning of coal. [Treatment with CO/sub 2/ in water at high pressure]". United States.
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title = {Physico-chemical fracturing and cleaning of coal. [Treatment with CO/sub 2/ in water at high pressure]},
author = {Sapienza, R.S. and Slegeir, W.A.R.},
abstractNote = {This invention relates to a method of producing a crushable coal and reducing the metallic values in coal represented by Si, Al, Ca, Na, K, and Mg, which comprises contacting a coal/water mix in a weight ratio of from about 4:1 to 1:6 in the presence of CO/sub 2/ at pressures of about 100 to 1400 psi and a minimum temperature of about 15/sup 0/C for a period of about one or more hours to produce a treated coal/water mix. In the process the treated coal/water mix has reduced values for Ca and Mg of up to 78% over the starting mix and the advantageous CO/sub 2/ concentration is in the range of about 3 to 30 g/L. Below 5 g/L CO/sub 2/ only small effects are observed and above 30 g/L no further special advantages are achieved. The coal/water ratios in the range 1:2 to 2:1 are particularly desirable and such ratios are compatible with coal water slurry applications.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {9}
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