Production of High-strength Cokes from Non- And Slightly Caking Coals. Part II: Application of sequence of fine pulverization of coal, briquetting and carbonization to single coals and binary blends

Kenya Uchida, Shinji Kudo, Aska Mori, U. P.M. Ashik, Koyo Norinaga, Yusuke Dohi, Kazuya Uebo, Jun Ichiro Hayashi

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Sequential coal briquetting and carbonization was applied to preparation of cokes from 9 non- or slightly caking coals with carbon contents (fC) of 67-85 wt%-daf. Coal pulverization to sizes of <106 μm and briquetting at 40°C enabled to prepare cokes with tensile strength (σ) over 10 MPa from 4 coals with fC of 82-85 or 67 wt%-daf. Then, by introducing fine pulverization to sizes of < 10 μm before the briquetting, 7 coals were converted successfully into cokes with σ = 11-25 MPa. Increasing the briquetting temperature to 240°C further increased σ to 19-35 MPa for all the 9 coals. It was thus demonstrated that the hot briquetting of finely pulverized coal was a method to prepare high strength coke regardless of the rank of parent coal. Cokes were also prepared from 14 binary coal blends. All the cokes prepared by applying the fine pulverization and hot briquetting had σ of 20-35 MPa, which agreed well with that calculated by weighted average of those from the component coals. On the other hand, positive and also negative synergistic effects of blending occurred when blends were briquetted at 40°C. Characteristics of bonding/ coalescence among particles of different types of coals were responsible for such synergies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1449-1456
Number of pages8
Journalisij international
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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