Controlling air toxics through advanced coal preparation
This project involves the assessment of advanced coal preparation methods for removing trace elements from coal to reduce the potential for air toxic emissions upon combustion. Scanning electron microscopy-based automated image analysis (SEM-AIA) and advanced washability analyses are being applied with state-of-the-art analytical procedures to predict the removal of elements of concern by advanced column flotation and to confirm the effectiveness of preparation on the quality of quantity of clean coal produced. Specific objectives are to maintain an acceptable recovery of combustible product, while improving the rejection of mineral-associated trace elements. Current work has focused on determining conditions for controlling column flotation system across its operating range and on selection and analysis of samples for determining trace element cleanability.
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- Report Number(s):
ON: DE95017240; TRN: 95:023997
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- Resource Relation:
- Conference: 11. annual coal preparation, utilization, and environmental control contractors conference, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 12-14 Jul 1995; Other Information: PBD: ; Related Information: Is Part Of Eleventh annual coal preparation, utilization, and environmental control contractors conference: Proceedings; PB: 440 p.
- Research Org:
- USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; CLEANING; COAL PREPARATION PLANTS; OPERATION; TOXIC MATERIALS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; FLOTATION; ELEMENTS; TRACE AMOUNTS
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