Implications of constant incremental quality on the design of fine coal dewatering circuitry

G. Luttrell, S. Keles, R. Honaker

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Abstract

Coal preparation plants play an important role in modern society by providing high quality feeds for coal-fired utilities, industrial boilers and metallurgical coke facilities. Unfortunately, field data indicate that preparation plants are often not operated under optimum conditions, resulting in lower productivity and lost profits. In many cases, this shortcoming can be attributed to a failure by plant operators (i) to recognize the importance of correctly adjusting plant operating conditions to accommodate requirements dictated by coal sales agreements within different coal markets and (ii) to properly account for variations in product moisture with particle size across different plant circuits. This paper discusses the important influence of moisture constraints on preparation plant optimization and provides a case study to illustrate the potential gains that can be realized via proper understanding of plant moisture control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSME Annual Meeting and Exhibit and CMA's 111th National Western Mining Conference 2009
Pages584-588
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2009
EventSME Annual Meeting and Exhibit and CMA's 111th National Western Mining Conference 2009 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Feb 22 2009Feb 25 2009

Publication series

NameSME Annual Meeting and Exhibit and CMA's 111th National Western Mining Conference 2009
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceSME Annual Meeting and Exhibit and CMA's 111th National Western Mining Conference 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period2/22/092/25/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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