Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern

Eleanor R. Binner, Ed Lester, Alan Chaffee, Sam Kingman

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Abstract

This paper investigates microwave drying of Morwell brown coal in a single mode microwave cavity. The effects of treatment time, power input and energy input on the degree of drying are reported. Drying efficiency was found to increase with energy input, and be independent of input power and treatment time for the experimental conditions investigated. Energy requirements of around 900 kWh/tonne of water removed are comparable with conventional drying techniques but significantly higher than state of the art steam drying processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013
PublisherUniversity of Nottingham
Pages43-46
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating (AMPERE 2013) - University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sep 201319 Sep 2013
Conference number: 14th

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating (AMPERE 2013)
Abbreviated titleAMPERE 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period17/09/1319/09/13

Keywords

  • Bound water
  • Brown coal
  • Drying
  • Microwave

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Binner, E. R., Lester, E., Chaffee, A., & Kingman, S. (2013). Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern. In 14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013 (pp. 43-46). University of Nottingham.
Binner, Eleanor R. ; Lester, Ed ; Chaffee, Alan ; Kingman, Sam. / Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern. 14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013. University of Nottingham, 2013. pp. 43-46
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Binner, ER, Lester, E, Chaffee, A & Kingman, S 2013, Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern. in 14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013. University of Nottingham, pp. 43-46, International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating (AMPERE 2013), Nottingham, United Kingdom, 17/09/13.

Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern. / Binner, Eleanor R.; Lester, Ed; Chaffee, Alan; Kingman, Sam.

14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013. University of Nottingham, 2013. p. 43-46.

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Binner ER, Lester E, Chaffee A, Kingman S. Microwave treatment of Morwell brown coal to determine the viability of microwave coal drying as an industrial concern. In 14th International Conference on Microwave and High Frequency Heating, AMPERE 2013. University of Nottingham. 2013. p. 43-46