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Advances in the fundamentals of fine coal filtration

Bourgeois, Florent and Barton, Wesley Advances in the fundamentals of fine coal filtration. (1998) International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, vol. 19 . pp. 9-31.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1080/07349349808945571

Abstract

The fundamental principles governing the filtration of fine (nominally - 0 . 5 mm) coal are not well underst ood. This has recently been recognised by the Australian coal industry as a major hurdle to significantly improving dewatering technology and performance. This study quantifies and compares the respective influences o f filter cake microstructure, and coal surface and bulk properties on the vacuum filtration of fine bituminous coal slurries. It is shown that filter cake microstructure is the dominant factor, particularly in determining the kinetics of cake formation and desaturation. Although variations in coal properties probably have little effect on the filtration kinetics, they can significantly influence residual cake moisture. Moreover, the results obtained in this study indicate that there does not exist a single microstructure capable of providing both a high filtration rate and a low product moisture. Such a result is expected to influence future dewatering research efforts and possibly drive the design of new fine coal filtration technologies.

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Additional Information:This publication is available at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713455898~db=all
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > University of Queensland - UQ (AUSTRALIA)
Other partners > Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO (AUSTRALIA)
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Deposited By:Florent BOURGEOIS

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