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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)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C28026Measuring The Height Of Fracturing Above Extracted Longwall Panels To Improve Reliability Of Groundwater Impact Predictions

Longwall mining is a mining method widely used in the Australian und...

C25059Development Of An Intrinsically Safe, Integrated Wireless Communications Network With A Distributed Array Of Geotechnical Sensors

For over 20 years, SCT Operations (SCT) have provided a range of ind...

C26051An On-Machine Bolting And Geotechnical Monitoring System

The primary objective of this project was to investigate how laser s...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C27046Estimation Of True Deformation Vector From Slope Radar Monitoring

Slope deformation radar monitors are now widely used in open cut coa...

C29003Wear Debris Removal From Dragline Commutators

The original aim of this project was to establish a method of removi...

C28037Local Scale Dispersion Modelling To Support ACARP Emission Factors

There remains significant concern in the industry regarding the accu...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C27032Coal Grain Analysis Applications Handbook

This Handbook sets out recommended practices for using coal grain an...

C26012Improved Flotation Recovery Via Controlling Froth Behaviour

There is no real-time measurement for coal flotation performance, ma...

C27012Towards Better Fine Coal Classification

It is well recognised that the efficient classification of fine coal...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C26039Nanoporosity In Cokes: Their Origin, Control And Influence On CO2 Reactivity

This project using the outcomes of previous project C24060, examine...

C28063A Comprehensive Technical Review Of High-Efficiency Low-Emission (HELE) Pulverised Coal Combustion Technologies For Power Generation

Research and development has been undertaken worldwide to realise co...

C28064Carbon Structure Transformation During Coking Of Australian Coking Coals: Better Understanding The Coke Formation

Carbon structures of coke that are formed during the plastic layer a...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C26004CFD Modelling Of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers For VAM Abatement - CFD Modelling Of Fixed-Bed RTO Devices

The project is part of a larger multi‐phase program of study a...

C27058Technological Assessment Of A Recycle Reactor For VAM Abatement

Underground coal mining emits high volumes of methane, diluted in ve...

C27008Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids

The connection of a ventilation air methane (VAM) abatement plant di...

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas 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

C16027Assessing Housing And Labour Market Impacts Of Mining Developments In Bowen Basin Communities

The focus of this ACARP-funded project has been to identify a number...

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 ...

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