Evaluation and modelling of the separation of anthracite in the hindered-settling column

  • Published : 2003.11.01


This study was performed to develop the method for producing industrial coal sources by cleaning Korean anthracite. Laboratory hindered-settling separation column was set and three coal samples were used for tests. Tests were conducted to evaluate the effects of the major operating variables, teeter water flow rate and relative column pressure (set point). Additional tests were performed to elevate the yield and properties of the products using air bubble injecting process. In results, nice products were obtained with high teeter water flow rate and air bubble injection. Also, model of continuous hindered-settling separation process was established to assist the evaluation of the equipment and several operating variables, such as dispersion, teeter water flow rate, feeding rate, etc.