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Technical Market Support

Our work in this area is aimed at understanding the properties of Australian coals which impact on market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of our coals over our competitors. The major markets for Australian coals are electricity generation and iron production.

ACARP has also published a series of whitepapers in this area:

Coal Nitrogen Report
Inertinite Report
Trace Elements in Coal
Electrostatic Precipitation
The Hardgrove Grindability Index


Future Technologies (13 Reports)

Coal Impact Assessment For Advanced Power Generation Technologies

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C309510/03/1998
Author: Rod Boyd, R Benyon, Q Nguyen, H Tran, Allen Lowe | Pacific Power

Environmental pressure on coal based power generation has lead to the development of a number of new technologies which offer superior environmental performance over conventional pulverised coal fired power generation. ....  read more

 

Coal in a Sustainable Society

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C905801/12/2001
Author: Louis Wibberley | BHP Minerals Technology

This report builds on an earlier ACARP project C8049 Environmental Credentials of Coal and is aimed at assisting the coal industry to understand the role of coal in a sustainable society, for both iron and steel production, and for electricity generation.

This project consists of a ....  read more

 

Development of Bench Scale Techniques for coal Reactivity Characterisation at Elevated Pressure

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C605201/08/1999
Author: David Harris, Daniel Roberts, CJ Mill, John Stubbington, MD Kelly, Y Otake, Terry Wall, Ken Sullivan | CSIRO Energy Technology, University of Newcastle, University of NSW, University of Queensland, K Sullivan & Associates

Bench-scale methods have been developed that enable volatile yield and intrinsic char reactivity data to be generated at elevated pressures. These data are in a form that can be used in mathematical process models to assess coal performance in high intensity coal utilisation technologies ....  read more

 

Evaluation of Australian Bituminous Coals for Advanced Power Generation: Slagging Characteristics for Integrated Gasification

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C405801/06/1998
Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, F Novak, L Elliott, H Tran | CSIRO Energy Technology, University of Newcastle, Pacific Power Technology Development

The suitability of Australian bituminous coals from an ash and slagging viewpoint, has been examined for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for more  ....  read more

 

Evaluation of Australian Coals for PFBC

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C505601/06/1997
Author: Ken Sullivan | Ken Sullivan & Associates

The rise in energy demand world-wide, together with increased concern over the potential environmental impact of emissions to the atmosphere, has created the impetus for technological change. Foremost among the new technologies being developed for coal fired combined cycle power plants is ....  read more

 

Evaluation of the Options for Recovery and Disposal/Utilisation of CO2 from Australian Black Coal-Fired Power Stations

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C705101/01/2000
Author: NC Dave, GJ Duffy, JH Edwards, A Lowe | CSIRO Energy Technology, Pacific Power International

Numerous options are available for control of CO2 emissions including fuel changing, energy conservation, renewable energy technologies and CO2 sequestering. This study was carried out to provide data on the option of CO2 removal and sequestering in an Australian context.

The ....  read more

 

Evaluation of The Slag Flow Characteristics of Australian Bituminous Coals in Slagging Gasifiers

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C705201/06/2000
Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, A Quintanar, H Tran | CSIRO Energy Technology, Pacific Power, Australian Black Coal CRC

The suitability of Australian bituminous coals from an ash and slagging viewpoint, has been confirmed for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for more efficient power generation technologies based on integrated gasification - combined cycle (IGCC). A number of coals ....  read more

 

Gasification Behaviour of Australian Coals

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C906601/09/2003
Author: David Harris, Daniel Roberts, Daniel Henderson | CCSD, CSIRO Energy Technology

Entrained-flow gasification has been identified as the most efficient and environmentally-friendly technology for producing low cost electricity (together with other fuel and chemical options) from coal and other carbonaceous feedstocks. This project addresses coal and power industry needs to ....  read more

 

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for Steel and Electricity Production in Australia

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C804929/02/2000
Author: Louis Wibberley, Jason Nunn, Aaron Cottrell, Matthew Searles, Andre Urfer, Petr Scaife | BHP Research

Life cycle analysis confirms that coal-based technologies do not necessarily have significantly greater emissions than gas-based technologies.

The Australian economy relies heavily on coal for electricity generation and resource processing. While coal is expected to remain a major, ....  read more

 

Slag Compositional Limits for Coal Use in Slagging Gasifiers

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C1006201/04/2002
Author: John Patterson, Harry Hurst, A Quintanar | CSIRO Energy Technology, CCSD

The suitability of Australian bituminous coals has been further confirmed for use in entrained-flow slagging gasifiers which form the basis for advanced power generation technologies based on integrated gasification - combined cycle (IGCC). The ....  read more

 

Testing Australian Black Coals in a Pressurised Drop Tube Furnace

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C605101/12/1999
Author: GW Bryant, David Harris, Anthony Tate, Terry Wall | Cooperative Research Centre for Black Coal Utilisation

The development of alternative power generation technologies, which utilise coal as a feedstock, has been fuelled as a result of environmental pressure. For the case of Australian black coals, one potential candidate for future power generation technologies is integrated gasification combined ....  read more

 

Testing of Australian Coals Under Gasification Conditions

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C405901/09/1996
Author: KM Laughlin, Ken Sullivan | CRE Group, KM Sullivan & Associates

Concern over the potential environmental impact of emissions to atmosphere from coal fired power generation plants has created an impetus for technological change. Advanced power generation systems based on gasification of coal, such as the Air Blown ....  read more

 

The Potential Impact of New Cokemaking Technologies on the Demand for Australian Coals

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C905701/08/2001
Author: Stuart Nicol, Bob Durie, Jim Smitham | Novatech Consulting, CSIRO Energy Technology

With the advent of a more environmentally aware society, conventional cokemaking has come under close scrutiny from regulatory authorities concerned about fugitive pollutants and their effects on plant operators and the community at large.

Coking coals are an important component of the ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C24066Development Of An Alternative Electronic Spark Test Apparatus

Since a high profile incident in 1998, where two widely deployed IS cert...

C23005Use Of Plastic Metal In Underground Coal Mines For Minor Repair On Flameproof Equipment

The potential for a gas or dust explosion arising from hot work and ...

C25070Shuttle Car Steering System Optimisation

The condition of roadways in underground mines is of great importance, a...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C21028Automated Design Of Multi-Pass Dragline Strips Using 3D-Dig

This project aimed  to research, develop and implement a design...

C25030Guidelines For Coal Mine Open Pit Final Void Closure And Relinquishment - Addressing Uncertainty In Coal Mine Environmental Planning

This report addresses uncertainties faced by coal mine operators whe...

C25029Open Path Boundary Monitoring

The objective of this work was to investigate suitable options and imple...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C22031Investigation Of The Graviton Separator At Pilot Scale

Vast quantities of fine coal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, are...

C24046Online Particle Size Monitoring In Coal Preparation

The principle of using laser diffraction as a means of measuring a v...

C24048Thickener Underflow Monitor

The aim of this project was to develop an instrument that is capable of ...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C24060Structural Differences Between Coking Coals Of The Sydney Basin And Other Sources

Cokes made from Australian coals of relatively low fluidity can have...

C25045Stage One - Assessment Of In Situ High-Temperature Strength Of Cokes

A typical high-CSR Australian coke was subjected to high-temperature...

C24053Effect Of Coke Reactivity Upon Coke Strength With Focus On Microstructure

The primary aim of this project was to examine changes in the microstruc...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C19054VAM Enrichment With A Two-Stage Adsorption Process

Treatment of ventilation air methane (VAM) with cost-effective technolog...

C24017Improving Methods For Quantifying Fugitive Emissions From Open Cut Coal Mining

Fugitive emissions from open cut coal mines are usually estimated fo...

C21065Flame Arresting Mechanisms And Flameproof Device For VAM Mitigation

The overall goal of this project was to study the gas flammability limit...

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

C19025Governance Strategies To Manage And Monitor Cumulative Impacts At The Local And Regional Level

ACARP levy contributors should order this report in the normal manner – ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC