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A growing middle class and rapid urbanization especially in fast-developing countries boost the demand for energy production and raw materials such as coal. Lets take a look at coal preparation and how it can be improved both environmentally and economically.
Today coal supplies a third of all energy used worldwide and makes up 38 of electricity generation. In addition industries such as iron amp steel cement fertilizers and pulp amp paper rely on coal for their processes and energy requirements. Given the position of coal in the global energy framework and the legitimate environmental concerns related to it the production of clean coal technologies is essential to accomplish both efficient energy production and a reduced environmental footprint. This is where coal washing comes in.
Depending on its quality coal needs to be washed with water and chemicals to remove sulfur and impurities before it can be burned in a power plant. Coal washing or coal beneficiation is widely seen as an efficient method for getting the most from run-of-mine coal. On the other hand it is a water-intensive process typically washing one ton of coal consumes about 45 m3 liters of water. As environmental regulations tighten mechanized mining increases impurities in run-of-mine coal and production rates continue to surge there is a constant need for improving coal quality.
Metsos coal washing solution includes factory fitted and self-contained modules optimizing beneficiation capacity. In other words this means technologies that enable maximizing the ore recovery while using less water and energy or other consumables in the process.
Lets take dewatering a part of the beneficiation process as a concrete example. Inclined Plate Settler IPS is typically an integral component in a coal washing plant. Metsos IPS is a modular and compact sedimentation and dewatering system utilizing lamella clarification technology that reduces the floor area and flocculant chemicals needed. Flocculants are chemicals that are used in water treatment processes to improve the settling of small particles. The lamella technology allows utilizing less flocculants in the process which decreases the impact on the environment.
Another key feature is water conservation. With enhanced water conservation zero outflowing wastewater discharge and lower carbon emissions the solution contributes to a more sustainable processRead the entire article on metso.com Can coal washing be done more sustainably
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On Oct. 22 four gunmen shot and killed anti-mining activist Fikile Ntshangase in her home in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province. The murder points to escalating pressure on communities across South Africa to accept environmentally damaging mining operations on their land.
View of a coal tip with great light with fields and a road in front. It is written Paix that means peace in france on the tip. Coal tip over sunset. Shadow of a coal tip over a sunset in the blue hour. . Conveyor belt of coal ore rock for processing and washing on site at coal mine.
A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.
This month the Canadian Carbonization Research Association CCRA and Geoscience BC will launch a research project to assess the effectiveness of an innovative water-based cleaning process for washing exploration samples of B.C. metallurgical coal used in the steel-production process to determine coal and coke quality key considerations in evaluating the economic feasibility of coal deposits.
This research will help us identify the best method of determining coal quality before a mine is built stated Melanie Mackay President of the Western Canadian Coal Society and Technical Member of the CCRA. The ability to accurately evaluate coal quality and the coking characteristics of metallurgical coal during the exploration stage is essential to determining the economic viability of a coal deposit.
The potential of finding a faster safer more reliable method of determining coal quality is a real boon for the coal industry added Bruce Madu Vice President Minerals and Mining at Geoscience BC. Ultimately the more accurate information a prospector or company has about the quality of coal beneath the ground the higher the value they could get for their property or the end product.
Coal is B.C.s largest export commodity. Provincial 2016 estimates peg the value of B.C.s coal production at 3.32 billion. Coal production currently represents over half of the total mineral production revenues in the province. Between 70-90 per cent of coal produced in B.C. is metallurgical coal.
The research project will compare the water-based Roben Jig coal washing process to the traditional method of analyzing small-scale exploration samples of metallurgical coal known as the float-and-sink method. This process uses various solvent-based chemicals such as white spirit methylene bromide and perchloroethylene PCE to remove impurities namely ash and produce a clean coal sample suitable for analysis. PCE a chemical that was commonly-used in the dry cleaning industry is also a known carcinogen posing potential health risks for laboratory workers.
If the Roben Jig process provides equivalent or superior results to traditional coal washing methods it could potentially benefit B.C. and the global coal industry by eliminating the need to use harmful chemicals for treatingcleaning coal prior to coal and coke quality analysis.
Final study results of the effectiveness of the Roben Jig process compared to coal washing using the traditional float-and-sink method will be available in the fall 2017 on Geoscience BCs website www.geosciencebc.com.
About the Canadian Carbonization Research AssociationThe Canadian Carbonization Research Association CCRA is a not-for-profit agency that conducts research on behalf of Canadas steel and metallurgical coal producers. Its mandate is to improve the energy efficiency of metallurgical processes for the advancement of Canadian industry. CCRA is comprised of corporate members from Canadas major steel and coal mining companies along with the Federal Government Natural Resources Canada. www.cancarb.ca
Jul 09 2020nbsp018332Jindal Steel and Power Ltd JSPL on Monday requested the government to install washeries at all coal mines to make washed coal available at affordable price to the industry. Washing coal increases the efficiency and quality of the dry fuel. All the coal mines in the country should be coupled with the coal washeries.
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mining licences for small miners have been granted in this coal field. Some of these junior miners produce run-of-mine and sell to traders who organise washing and exports. The Ermelo field has more broken seams and much of the coal is not export quality although a proportion of its No 4 seam is exported. Mining of the
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