Enrichment of carbon recovery of high ash coal fines using air fluidized vibratory deck separator

Sahu, L and Dey, Shobhana (2017) Enrichment of carbon recovery of high ash coal fines using air fluidized vibratory deck separator. International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, 4(3) . 262-273.

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Coal is primarily beneficiated by wet gravity methods. The wet processing of coal is an efficient practice. However, it introduces the moisture in the range of 6%–15%, depending upon the size of coal which is as detrimental as ash content to the heating value of coal. Dry beneficiation of coal fines was carried out using an air fluidized vibrating table in which the coal particles get separated from the heavier mineral particles as a result of horizontal and vertical stratification. Two level factorial design matrix was used to optimize and assess the interactive effects of the operational parameters of a pneumatic table viz. deck eccentric, side tilt and air flow rate on the clean coal yield and its ash content. Double stage processing was found to be more effective for reducing the ash content of the clean coal. Initial stage of processing at a higher ash level generates a reject of high ash with low combustibles. Cleaning of the rougher concentrate at 34%–35% ash level shows significant improvement in the organic efficiency (88.6%) and useful heat value of clean coal (15690 kJ/kg). The performance of air fluidized vibrating deck was measured by Ep value which is 0.18.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40789-0...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Air flow; rate Deck; eccentric Segregation of particles; Separation efficiency.
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:7695
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 13:19
Last Modified:16 Feb 2018 10:53
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