Hydroliquefaction of Victorian brown coal in a continuous reactor. 1. Effects of residence time, temperature and catalysts on conversion

John B. Agnew, W. Roy Jackson, Frank P. Larkins, Douglas Rash, Donald E. Rogers, Paul Thewlis, Richard White

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Slurries of two, closely related, Victorian brown coal samples in tetralin (1:3) were reacted with hydrogen in a continuous reactor system both with and without the addition of iron and iron-tin-based catalysts. The conversion to liquid products was greater when the catalysts were ion-exchanged onto the coal rather than being added as powders and the previously observed trend of iron/tin giving greater conversion than iron was exhibited. Increased temperature and residence time increased the oil yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984


  • catalysts
  • coal
  • hydroliquefaction
  • residence time
  • temperature

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