Low-rank coal properties, upgrading and utilization for improving fuel flexibility of advanced power plants

T. Dlouhý,     Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic


This chapter provides a general overview of relatively new but not commonly used techniques of low-rank coal preparation and upgrading. Options such as washing, drying and briquetting are discussed. All the processes contribute to the increase in heating value of the coal and improve the fuel consistency, resulting in more efficient and controllable combustion.

Key words

coal upgrading

coal preparation

coal drying

coal briquetting

11.1 Introduction

Coal as a fuel for power plants will play an important role in the near and far future as there are very ...

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