Studies related to the structure and reactivity of coals. 14. Chemical characterization of a suite of Australian coals

P. J. Redlich, W. R. Jackson, F. P. Larkins, D. Rash

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A suite of Australian coals has been carefully selected to study how the chemical structure of a coal sample affects its reactivity under liquefaction conditions. Coals were selected on the basis of a diversity of carbon content (66 to 91%) and atomic H C ratios (0.5-1.7) but with consistently low sulphur (<1.3%) and low mineral matter (<20%) contents. The coals have been extensively characterized by physicochemical methods in accord with established geological classifications. A study of their hydroliquefaction reactivity will form the basis of future publications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-230
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989


  • chemical characterization
  • reactivity
  • structural properties

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