A new system for the integrated transportation, beneficiation storage and recovery of coal

Existing land transportation systems will not be capable of handling the large quantities of coal resulting from expansions and developments anticipated over the next decade. Slurry pipelines offer one possible alternative for future developments and have the potential for significant advantages over conventional systems. A new system involving techniques which provide the basis for a completely integrated system for the preparation, beneficiation, transportation, storage, blending and recovery of coals is described. This development eliminates the need for a conventional coal washing operation and offers significant economic, technological and environmental advantages compared to conventional systems. Estimates of capital costs for a new installation to handle approximately 7 mtpa of coal over a distance of 35 km have shown that the techniques under development could result in capital savings of the order of 50m$ to 100m$ compared with alternative systems (a).


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  • Pagination: N26-30
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    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 01438906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:55PM