Extract added value from your existing product stream with little-to-no capital. We will install our separation technology as a modular unit in or adjacent to your existing coal-preparation plant.
Our operational agreements are tailor-made to each processing facility to ensure customer profitability from Day One. Built to chemical-process safety standards, the HHS module will convert your waste stream into high-quality product suitable for blending.
The HHS Process offers several ways to extract greater value from your existing product stream.
Generate added sales tonnage. Coal in the waste stream may comprise 3 to 5% of the product stream; capturing this coal increases the tonnage available for sale. After HHS treatment, what was once waste is a high-quality product – low ash, low moisture.
Upgrade product quality. HHS produces a higher quality product than the main plant product, increasing the selling price or perhaps avoiding penalties for moisture or ash. For a specialty coal, it may be produce a lower -ash, lower-moisture product that can be sold in previously inaccessible markets.
Advanced Dewatering. Mechanical dewatering processes, such as plate-and-frame filter presses, have been used to dry high-value ultrafine coal but the high equipment cost and limited moisture removal have restricted industrial applications. The HHS Process offers an economic solution for de-watering this high-value product to single digits.
Improve plant economics. Depending on the quality specifications to be met, the ability to add very low ash and moisture coal fines from your product stream may allow the gravity to be raised in the other processing plant circuits and improve recovery of coarser coals.
Extend slurry-pond life. The potentially recoverable coal in fine slurry typically represents 35% to 65% of the solids being pumped from the thickener to the waste impoundment. Recovering this coal as a saleable product will extend the life of the slurry pond and reduce the potential for a black water spill.
Here are the before-and-after results of seven Central Appalachian coals treated by MRC’s HHS initial pilot plant:
|Location and Type of Coal||Feed Ash %||Product Moisture %||Product Ash %||Reject Ash %||Combustible Recovery %||Sample Type|
|Eastern Kentucky Mine A – PCI/Thermal||67.5||6.8||3.8||88.3||72.9||Deslime Cyclone OF|
|Southern WV Mine B – HV Met||53.0||6.8||3.4||84.4||79.7||Deslime Cyclone OF|
|Western Pennsylvania Mine C- Thermal Pitt 8||40.4||3.9||4.3||85.8||89.4||Deslime Cyclone OF|
|Southern WV Mine D – HV Met||53.6||3.5||3.9||88.0||84.7||Deslime Cyclone OF|
|Northern WV Mine E – HV Met||13.7||4.9||5.0||76.3||96.7||Screen Bowl Effluent|
|SW Virginia Mine F – LV Met||7.0||3.8||2.1||64.8||97.1||Screen Bowl Effluent|
|Southern WV Mine G – LV Met||10.7||3.8||3.1||79.4||97.7||Screen Bowl Effluent|
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