Studies on the cleaning potentialities of non-coking coal by washability study

Sen, Aakash and Mohanty, Sunati and Bhowmik, Tishrota and Chakravarty, S (2017) Studies on the cleaning potentialities of non-coking coal by washability study. In: XVI International Seminar on Mineral Processing Technology (MPT-2017) , Feb 1-3, 2017, Chennai,INDIA.



Coking coal is the primary prerequisite source for the production of iron and steel through blast furnace route. Efforts have been made to correct the imbalance between need and availability of coking coal. This can be done by blending coking coal with either non-coking coal or semi-coking coal. To search for the above possibility systematic investigation of coals is required. Before going for any beneficiation studies for upgrading the coal (to reduce the ash level), washability study of the sample is required. The washability study of coals is performed through sink-float test in laboratory. Sink-float tests are widely used for coal analysis, to predict the theoretical yield and ash contents of clean coal obtainable in an ideal gravity concentrator at different specific gravities. It is a common practice to plot a series of ‘washability curves’, from the sink-float data of a coal sample in order to generate many useful information relating to its amenability for producing clean coal of desired quality. In this article a systematic investigation of washability study of non-coking coal from eastern region is studied through laboratory sink float test. From the washability study it has been found that 17% to 20% ash level can be achieved with a yield of ~30 to 33%%. Based on the data a suitable beneficiation scheme can be suggested.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Coal, Ash, Washability, sink, float
Divisions:Mineral Processing
ID Code:7874
Deposited By:Ms. Sunati Mohanty
Deposited On:08 Oct 2018 15:21
Last Modified:26 Sep 2019 08:04

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