An attempt to produce blast furnace coke from Victorian brown coal

Mamun Mollah, William Roy Jackson, Marc Marshall, Alan Loyd Chaffee

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This paper describes attempts to produce blast furnace coke from Victorian brown coals. The attempted method involves combining a coal-derived binder with the original brown coal or its commercial products, briquettes. Briquetting of these mixtures gave composites that were then carbonized to form coke-like materials. Products were characterized by bulk density, helium density, compressive strength, reactivity, surface area, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that the products have sufficient compressive hardness to be used as coke but are still too reactive to be used in a blast furnace
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-111
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Victorian brown coal
  • Blast furnace coke
  • Structure
  • Reactivity

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