Effect of conventional and microwave thermal treatments on floatability of low- and high-rank lignites


Ozkan S. G. , Baktarhan Y. , Gungoren C. , Demir I.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15567036.2019.1643426
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

Özet

Thermal treatment is one of the well-known methods used before froth flotation to remove the polar groups from coal surfaces to make them more hydrophobic. In this study, the effect of conventional and microwave thermal treatments on the wettability of low and high-rank lignite was investigated using flotation experiments, zeta potential, and bubble-particle attachment time measurements, as well as hydrophilicity index analyses. The results showed that both of the thermal treatments increased hydrophobicity, and therefore floatability of the coal samples. The optimum results were achieved with conventional and microwave thermal treatment for the low and high-rank coals, respectively.