One result of the current interest in the use of coal to reduce dependence on imported oil has been the development of chemical coal cleaning processes. Studies of the TRW Meyers Gravichem and the Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center's Oxydesulfurization processes made at the Process Evaluation Office of the Department of Energy indicated that transport and material handling problems associated with the fine coal product from the processes might be important factors in the product cost. If the desulfurization occurs near the mine or mines, the product must be moved to the consumer as a fine coal product, 14 mesh x 0; if it occurs near the point of consumption, the coal will be shipped in the raw lump form. Advantages and disadvantages of choosing one site over the other are considered, and some of the transportation problems that will be encountered are identified and examined. (ERA citation 05:008055)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Process Evaluation Office
    Morgantown, West VA,   United States  26505
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, T C
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00317746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM