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Title: Fuel agglomerates and method of agglomeration

Abstract

Solid fuel agglomerates are prepared of particulate coal or other carbonaceous material with a binder having a high humic acid or humate salt content. The humic acid is extracted from oxidized carbonaceous material with a mild aqueous alkali solution of, for instance, ammonia. The particulate material is blended with the extract which serves as the binder for the agglomerates. The water-resistant agglomerates are formed such as by pelletizing, followed by drying to remove moisture and solidify the humic acid binder throughout the agglomerate.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Murrysville, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center
OSTI Identifier:
866003
Patent Number(s):
4615712
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; agglomerates; method; agglomeration; solid; prepared; particulate; coal; carbonaceous; material; binder; humic; acid; humate; salt; content; extracted; oxidized; mild; aqueous; alkali; solution; instance; ammonia; blended; extract; serves; water-resistant; formed; pelletizing; followed; drying; remove; moisture; solidify; throughout; agglomerate; aqueous alkali; humic acid; solid fuel; particulate material; carbonaceous material; particulate coal; alkali solution; acid binder; salt content; oxidized carbon; fuel agglomerates; /44/

Citation Formats

Wen, Wu-Wey. Fuel agglomerates and method of agglomeration. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Wen, Wu-Wey. Fuel agglomerates and method of agglomeration. United States.
Wen, Wu-Wey. Wed . "Fuel agglomerates and method of agglomeration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866003.
@article{osti_866003,
title = {Fuel agglomerates and method of agglomeration},
author = {Wen, Wu-Wey},
abstractNote = {Solid fuel agglomerates are prepared of particulate coal or other carbonaceous material with a binder having a high humic acid or humate salt content. The humic acid is extracted from oxidized carbonaceous material with a mild aqueous alkali solution of, for instance, ammonia. The particulate material is blended with the extract which serves as the binder for the agglomerates. The water-resistant agglomerates are formed such as by pelletizing, followed by drying to remove moisture and solidify the humic acid binder throughout the agglomerate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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