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Dry Cleaning of Coal by a Laboratory Continuous Air Dense Medium Fluidised Bed Separator

  • Author / Creator
    Dave, Prashant C.
  • The laboratory continuous air dense medium fluidised bed separator was tested on the high ash coal of Genesee Mine and has proven to be an effective method for coal dry cleaning. The results show that we can get a yield of 80% with an ash content of 10%, which is a good achievement from the feed coal that generally has an ash content of 26%. The effect of air velocity, bed height, and time of fluidisation and comparison of different media were studied. The design of the continuous batch mode apparatus requires modification, so that better flow at the bottom end can be achieved. This will allow the higher specific gravity coal particles to move towards the discharge side.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3K339
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Mining Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Szymanski, Jozef (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Zhenghe, Xu (Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Szymanski, Jozef (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Nasab, Hooman A. (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Gupta, Rajender (Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Zhenghe, Xu (Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering)