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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 (15 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

 

Review of Sustainable Cokemaking and Ironmaking Technologies – Current Trends and Future Research Needs

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C3306001/08/2022
Author: Brody Brooks, Behnaz Rahmatmand, Hannah Lomas, Merrick Mahoney, and Arash Tahmasebi | The University of Newcastle

This project provides an updated understanding of the development status, future outlook, and challenges facing ironmaking technologies in terms of feedstock quality requirements and impacts. The project documented the directions in sustainable and low carbon ironmaking technology and the ....  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

 

Utilisation of Coal Handling and Preparation Plant Waste in Value Added Products

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C2806801/01/2021
Author: Philip Ofori, Clint McNally, Ian Porter, Raymond Tolhurst, Ting Ren, Ernest Baafi, Hongchao Zhao and Tao Yu | CSIRO, University of Wollongong

Coal production and export are important to the Australian economy. The economic benefits of coal production in Australia also come with a number of sustainability challenges. One of the key sustainability challenges is the generation and accumulation of waste and the associated environmental ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C27045Assessment Of Longwall Mining Induced Connective Fracturing

In underground mines the mining induced permeability change in the o...

C29007Innovative Coal Burst System To Investigate The Influence Of Confinement Loss And Pre-Conditioning On Coal Burst Mechanism

The challenges associated with designing and operating a safe and pr...

C28009Advanced Fracture Propagation Testing Of Coal Measure Rocks Under Dynamic Loading To Replicate Coal Burst Scenario

This project is aimed to address critical challenges regarding enhan...

Underground

Open Cut

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

Recently Completed Projects

C28035Topsoil Deficits In Site Rehabilitation Accelerated Transformation Of Spoils To Functional Soils

The incorporation of commercial biological amendments (compost, worm...

C34036Tyre Handler Testing Rig Stage 2: Lifting Trials

Tyre handling is a major source of risk in surface mining operations...

C29052Autonomous Water Pressure Sensors For Spoil Dumps And Dams

The geotechnical integrity and stability of a mine spoil dump or tai...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C33048Capability For Dewatered Tailings (DT) And Mixed Plant Rejects (MPR) Testing In Support Of A Critical State Soil Mechanics Framework For Potential Liquefaction Assessment

Testing of fine coal materials in the unsaturated state, such as dew...

C28062Improving Operation And Control Of Centrifugal Dewatering Using A Novel Online Tool

Centrifugal dewatering is one of the main processes used for fine an...

C23045Full Scale Trial Of The REFLUX™ Flotation Cell

A 2 m diameter REFLUX Flotation Cell™ (RFC™) was install...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C34060In-Situ Investigation Of Coke Structure Formation Under Stamp Charged Coking Conditions

Stamp charged cokemaking has emerged as an effective technique to im...

C34062Improving The Classification Of Microstructure Distribution In Coke CT Images Using Deep Learning And Lineal Path Calculations

This project builds on a number of earlier projects that have helped...

C29071Source Of Variability Of Reactivity Of Coke In The CSR Test

The Coke Strength after Reaction (CSR) test is used worldwide to det...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C28076Selective Absorption Of Methane By Ionic Liquids (SAMIL)

This third and final stage of this project was the culmination of a ...

C29069Low-Cost Catalyst Materials For Effective VAM Catalytic Oxidation

Application of ventilation air methane (VAM) thermal oxidiser requir...

C23052Novel Stone Dust Looping Process For Ventilation Air Methane Abatement

This multi‐phase project is concerned with the mitigation of m...

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