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Washability of Australian coals

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Abstract

Australian coals tend to be young in geological age and high in ash by world standards; preparation of the coal before marketing is almost universal. On the basis of float and sink data from 39 locations in the eastern Australian coalfields, the coals are place in four categories representing increasing difficulty in their washability characteristics. These seem to be related neither to the geological age nor the geographical position of the deposit and Hunter Valley coals, for example, span all categories. The influence of crushing on the washability of Australian coals is briefly considered and from limited data it is concluded to be appreciably smaller than for British or North American coals. A strategy for the float and sink analysis of Australian coals is proposed and the influence of washability characteristics on current trends in the selection of separating processes for coking and steaming products is discussed.
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Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1979
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-80-032685
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Australas. Inst. Min. Metall. Proc.; (Australia); Journal Volume: 270
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; AUSTRALIA; COAL DEPOSITS; COAL PREPARATION; COAL; WASHING; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; ASHES; CRUSHING; CYCLONE SEPARATORS; FLOTATION; GEOLOGY; JIGS; AUSTRALASIA; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CLEANING; COMMINUTION; CONCENTRATORS; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INERTIAL SEPARATORS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; RESIDUES; RESOURCES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 013000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Transport, Handling, & Storage
OSTI ID:
5750058
Research Organizations:
Univ. of Queensland, Australia
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: AMMPA
Submitting Site:
TIC
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Pages: 47-53
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Whitmore, R L. Washability of Australian coals. Australia: N. p., 1979. Web.
Whitmore, R L. Washability of Australian coals. Australia.
Whitmore, R L. 1979. "Washability of Australian coals." Australia.
@misc{etde_5750058,
title = {Washability of Australian coals}
author = {Whitmore, R L}
abstractNote = {Australian coals tend to be young in geological age and high in ash by world standards; preparation of the coal before marketing is almost universal. On the basis of float and sink data from 39 locations in the eastern Australian coalfields, the coals are place in four categories representing increasing difficulty in their washability characteristics. These seem to be related neither to the geological age nor the geographical position of the deposit and Hunter Valley coals, for example, span all categories. The influence of crushing on the washability of Australian coals is briefly considered and from limited data it is concluded to be appreciably smaller than for British or North American coals. A strategy for the float and sink analysis of Australian coals is proposed and the influence of washability characteristics on current trends in the selection of separating processes for coking and steaming products is discussed.}
journal = {Australas. Inst. Min. Metall. Proc.; (Australia)}
volume = {270}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Australia}
year = {1979}
month = {Jun}
}