Metall. Res. Technol.
Volume 116, Number 1, 2019
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||18 December 2018|
Effects of natural weathering on intrinsic properties of coal and coke quality
Scientific Services, Tata Steel Ltd.,
2 Coal and Coke Making Research, R&D, Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Fuel and Mineral Engineering, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad, India
4 R&D, Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur 831001, Jharkhand, India
5 Coke Plant, Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
6 Scientific Services, Tata Steel Ltd., Jamshedpur 8 31001, Jharkhand, India
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Accepted: 17 May 2018
The degree of weathering of coking coal and its influence on coking potential of coal and coke strength after reaction depends on the various factors viz., climatic conditions, origin and types of coal. Results indicate that weathering of coking coal significantly affects the rheological properties, i.e. free swelling index, maximum fluidity, initial softening temperature, plastic temperature range and maximum expansion. Furthermore, the carbonization study confirms that the deterioration in coke strength after reaction also depends on the type of coals. It is therefore imperative to minimize weathering time of coking coals, and all-out efforts must be taken to cut down the cycle time from mining to its end use for techno-commercial utilization of a particular coal.
Key words: weathering / maximum fluidity / maximum expansion / plastic range / coke CSR
© EDP Sciences, 2018
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