Year

1989

Degree Name

Master of Metallurgy

Department

Department of Materials Engineering

Abstract

The research described in this thesis is a study of the properties of coal agglomerates and their effect on bulk density. Literature relevant to the agglomeration has been reviewed with particular emphasis being placed on the properties of agglomerates, size distribution of agglomerates, mechanism of agglomerates formation and their effect on bulk density. Experimental technique involved a modified A.S.T.M. standard apparatus for measuring coal bulk density to investigate the properties of coal agglomerates and their effect on bulk density. The relationship between bulk density of coal, its size distribution, moisture content and oil addition and the relationship between size distribution of agglomerates and bulk density were also considered. The MM6 Wide field Metallographic Microscope was used to examine the formation and structure of agglomerates.

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