Comparison of the projected results of coarse thermal coal cleaning in various gravity separation apparatuses

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  • T.F. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University (KuzSTU)


Gravity separation is considered as the most used processing technique for thermal coal cleaning. A broad variety of methods and machines was developed for that purpose. However, the performance of those apparatus under different conditions is not the same. In this article, the results of coarse thermal coal cleaning in various equipment were simulated by means of mathematical modelling. The comparison of obtained quantitative and qualitative indicators of gravity separation showed that for processing of difficult-to-wash thermal coal the heavy medium-based processes are more favorable, whereas for more easily washable coal jigging can be efficiently used as well.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Science and Engineering Conference on High Technology: Research and Applications - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 Dec 20167 Dec 2016
Conference number: 5

    Research areas

  • Coal preparation, Gravity separation, Heavy medium separator, Jig, Process simulation

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