Application of the modified water-only cyclone for cleaning fine coals in a Turkish washery, and comparison of its performance results with those of spiral and flotation


Hacifazlioglu H.

FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, cilt.102, ss.11-17, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 102
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2012.04.011
  • Dergi Adı: FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-17

Özet

Water-only cyclone (WOC) is an autogenous medium cyclone which performs a gravity separation using water as a separating fluid. Modified water-only cyclones (MWOC) are presently being used for fine coal cleaning in only two washeries in Turkey. In this study, MWOC was designed, installed via local facilities, and then implemented for the treatment of fine coal. The effects of the major parameters of MWOC, such as cyclone diameter, vortex finder diameter and apex diameter, on washing performance were investigated in detail. Then, the results obtained through the MWOC under optimum conditions were compared with those obtained through spiral and flotation. The tests show that the MWOC produced clean coal equal in quality to that produced by the spiral and flotation machine. However, the clean coal yield of the MWOC is quite a bit lower than that of the spiral and flotation machine, and the reject contains a significant amount of combustible matter. In summary, it was concluded that the MWOC can be used in washeries for pre-enrichment due to its simple structure, easy-control features and lower operational costs. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

 

Water-only cyclone (WOC) is an autogenous medium cyclone which performs a gravity separation using
water as a separating fluid. Modified water-only cyclones (MWOC) are presently being used for fine coal
cleaning in only two washeries in Turkey. In this study, MWOC was designed, installed via local facilities, and
then implemented for the treatment of fine coal. The effects of the major parameters of MWOC, such as
cyclone diameter, vortex finder diameter and apex diameter, on washing performance were investigated in
detail. Then, the results obtained through the MWOC under optimum conditions were compared with those
obtained through spiral and flotation. The tests show that the MWOC produced clean coal equal in quality to
that produced by the spiral and flotation machine. However, the clean coal yield of the MWOC is quite a bit
lower than that of the spiral and flotation machine, and the reject contains a significant amount of
combustible matter. In summary, it was concluded that the MWOC can be used in washeries for preenrichment
due to its simple structure, easy-control features and lower operational costs.