This Bureau of Mines report describes the preparation characteristics of the significant coalbeds of the Ohio coalfield. Washability analyses were made on 39 coalbed samples collected from a 14-county area. None of the samples were of metallurgical quality as received. None of the samples could be sufficiently upgraded to produce metallurgical-grade products, and the remaining 30 samples could not be upgraded to this quality because their sulfur contents could not be lowered to meet the standard. For steam or power generation, 10 of the samples were of medium sulfur content as received and one could be upgraded to a low sulfur content. Of the 29 samples having a high sulfur content as received, 18 could be upgraded to a medium sulfur content. The original sulfur content of the other 11 samples having a high sulfur content as received can be appreciably reduced by removal of the sink 1.58 specific gravity material; however, these coals would be classified as high sulfur coals both before and after removals of the sink 1.58 specific gravity material.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notification of this report of investigations appeared in the Bureau of Mines--New Publications, April 1972, Monthly List 684.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    24 Zeilinger, JE
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Publication Date: 1972

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Mines
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RI 7616
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM