AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON FINE COAL DESULFURIZATION BY CENTRIFUGAL GRAVITY SEPARATION IN A DENSE MEDIUM

World Mining Congress
Falcon centrifugal gravity separation tests were conducted to study desulfurization and de-ashing performance with different size fractions of a high-sulfur Chinese -0.5mm fine coal in a dense medium. Performance indicators such as combustible recovery, ash and sulfur rejection, and desulfurization efficiency were used to evaluate the separation efficiency. The results show that for -0.5 mm coal particles, all performance indicators except ash rejection are higher for the Falcon concentrator than for flotation. More specifically, for the +0.125 mm size fraction, Falcon centrifugal separation produced better ash and sulfur rejection performance than froth flotation. However, the Falcon concentrator also showed higher combustible recovery but lower ash and sulfur rejection than froth flotation for the -0.125 mm size fraction.
Keywords: Ash; Size fractions; flotation; Yield; Clean coal; Coal; Recovery; Efficiency;
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