Hydrogenation of brown coal. 1. The effects of additional quantities of the inorganic constituents

W. Roy Jackson, Francis P. Larkins, Marc Marshall, Douglas Rash, Noam White

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The effect of adding additional amounts of the inorganic constituents normally found in a Morwell coal on the hydrogenation reactions of the coal has been studied. Of the principal inorganic constituents, only iron has a major effect on conversion yields. Addition of iron as haematite led to an increase in coal conversion similar to that obtained by addition of a crushed cobalt molybdate catalyst. Generally, little inorganic matter, even in the case of iron, entered the chloroform-soluble fraction. The variation of conversion yield with the particle size of the coal was examined and found to be small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1979

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