Coal preparation is the process where raw coal from mine is cleaned using different physical processes, with or without any chemical reagents, to get a product which could be sold in the market or can be used for different purposes as coke making or power generation (Albrecht, 1980).. The reasons for cleaning coal are to: remove inorganic material (ash) thus reducing ash handling in coal plants
This course is a theoretical and practical introduction to coal processing on a coal processing plant. The course will focus on geology; coal preparation and the market; sampling and analysis; sizing; size reduction; coal preparation processes; solidliquid separation; total plant control; maintenance and safety.
February, 2005 Kentucky Coal Council 2 INTRODUCTION This report includes a directory of coal preparation plants, railloading facilities, and synthetic fuels processing plants located in Eastern Kentucky.