EXTRUDED COAL CAPSULES FOR TRANSPORT IN FIBER-WATER FLOW: FINAL TECHNICAL REPORT
The purpose of this research project was to explore the basic concepts and the technical feasibility of using pipelines to transport extruded coal capsules, called 'coal logs', without having to enclose the coal in containers. Such a system appears to have all the advantages of HCP (Hydraulic Capsule Pipeline), such as low energy consumption, low water consumption, and low dewatering cost, plus the main advantage of slurry pipelines: only a single pipeline is required for coal transport. A broad range of research activities were conducted including: (1) testing various kinds of binders for coal log extrusion; (2) testing the physical and burning properties of coal logs; (3) testing the hydraulic and transport properties of coal logs including hydrodynamic test and wear (abrasion) test; (4) testing the effect of fiber (wood pulp) added to the flow for reducing drag and wear; (5) analyzing the technical and economical feasibility of coal log pipeline transportation of coal. The hydraulic test, wear test and fiber-effect test were all conducted using both a small (2-inch-diameter, 75-ft-long) pipe loop and a large (8-inch-diameter, 450-ft-long) pipe loop. Coal logs of several diameter ratios were circulated through these pipes. Results of the tests were recorded, analyzed and plotted by an on-line digital computer with A-to-D conversion capability.
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University of Missouri, ColumbiaCollege of Engineering
Columbia, MO United States 65211
- Liu, Huitao
- MARRERO, T R
- Publication Date: 1989-6-15
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Coal; Containers; Economic analysis; Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Extrusion; Hydraulic equipment; Hydrodynamics; Logs; Mathematical models; Pipelines; Research; Slurry; Technology assessment; Transportation; Water conservation; Water consumption
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation models
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydraulic systems; Slurries; Technical analysis
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Energy; Environment; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Planning and Forecasting; Research; Transportation (General); I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00495240
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/PC/90517-T3
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM