Attempts to produce blast furnace coke from Victorian brown coal. 3. Hydrothermally dewatered and acid washed coal as a blast furnace coke precursor

Mamun Mollah, Marc Marshall, Richard Sakurovs, Roy Jackson, Alan Chaffee

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The products obtained by carbonization of a mixture of hydrothermally dewatered acid washed Victorian brown coal and coking coal tar pitch, which had been briquetted at 150 or 230°C and air cured were shown to approach blast furnace (BF) coke in many of their properties. The samples had higher strength than BF coke and showed surface areas and reactivities much closer to those of a typical BF coke than products from non-hydrothermally dewatered Victorian brown coal prepared under similar conditions. The reactivity showed a good correlation with the relative amount of graphitic structure determined by Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-605
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2016


  • Acid washing
  • Blast furnace coke
  • Brown coal
  • Hydrothermal dewatering
  • Pore volume
  • Reactivity

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