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Importance of biomass and binder selection for coking briquette preparation: their effect on coal thermoplastic properties. (2018)
Journal Article
Florentino-Madiedo, L., Diaz-Faes, E., Barriocanal, C., CASTRO DIAZ, M., & SNAPE, C. (2018). Importance of biomass and binder selection for coking briquette preparation: their effect on coal thermoplastic properties. Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02555. ISSN 0887-0624

Blends consisting of a high volatile bituminous coal, biomass and binder that were used in the preparation of briquettes were analyzed in order to select the best components from the viewpoint of their influence on the coal’s thermoplastic properties... Read More

Understanding the unusual fluidity characteristics of high ash Indian bituminous coals (2018)
Journal Article
Das, B., Suresh, A., Dash, P., Chandran, S., Castro-Díaz, M., Stevens, L. A., & Snape, C. E. (2018). Understanding the unusual fluidity characteristics of high ash Indian bituminous coals. Fuel Processing Technology, 176, doi:10.1016/j.fuproc.2018.04.003. ISSN 0378-3820

High-temperature rheometry and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are two complementary techniques that have been used to investigate fluidity development quantitatively in the < 53 µm and 53-212 µm size fractions of high ash Indian non-coking coals... Read More

Utilization of carbonaceous materials to restore the coking properties of weathered coals (2015)
Journal Article
Castro Diaz, M., Fernanda Vega, M., Barriocanal, C., & Snape, C. (2015). Utilization of carbonaceous materials to restore the coking properties of weathered coals. Energy and Fuels, 29(9), 5744–5749. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01575

Coking coals with different rank and maceral compositions have been weathered, and their fluidity has been determined through high-temperature rheometry. The pristine and weathered coals were blended with carbonaceous additives comprised of coal tar,... Read More