WIT Press

Study On Coal Recovery Technology From Waste Fine Chinese Coals By A Vegetable Oil Agglomeration Process


Free (open access)

Paper DOI






Page Range

331 - 342




3,348 kb


Q. Wang, N. Kashiwagi, P. Apaer, Q. Chen, Y. Wang & T. Maezono


Nowadays, coal production increases continuously due to an increase in mechanization in coal mining and demand in its related fields of application worldwide. Coal production in China is especially an increasing trend and a large amount of waste fine coal is produced. Waste fine coals usually contain large amounts of ash and inorganic sulfur due to non-selective coal mining of the coal. Therefore, waste fine coals are available as a resource and cause spontaneous combustion leading in turn to air pollution because of their coal contents and small particle sizes which increases the surface area liable to be wet and oxidized, and the disposal site of waste fine coals cause land occupation, soil pollution and water contamination. In this study, a vegetable oil agglomeration process was performed for coal recovery from Chongqing Nantong waste fine coals in China. The oil agglomeration process has been used to mineral oil of exhaustible resource. Therefore, in this study, several kinds of vegetable oils are selected as oil agglutinative agents because the vegetable oils which are renewable, available and less-pollutant energy resources. The effects of the parameters including particle sizes, agitation conditions, chemical structure and viscosity of vegetable oils were investigated based on the combustible matter recovery, ash reduction and efficiency index. It was concluded that particle sizes of waste fine coal, agitation rate and agitation time will influence on the recovery efficiency of combustible matter from its original waste coal by the colza oil agglomeration. Furthermore, a wide range of vegetable oil alteration grades including prepared waste vegetable oil samples and therefore, of oil properties, such as chemical


waste fine coal, vegetable oil, oil agglomeration, combustible matter recovery, China