Evolution of Canada's Coal-Liquid Mixture Program

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Title Evolution of Canada's Coal-Liquid Mixture Program
Creator Read, P. J.; Whaley, H.; Lee, G. K.
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1982
Spatial Coverage presented at Newport Beach, California
Abstract Interest in coal-liquid mixtures as potential oil replacement fuels has been continuing in Canada since the early seventies. The motives for this interest have been the rapidly rising cost of oil coupled with an insecurity of supply. These factors have caused the western industrialized nations to seek feasible alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. A description is given of the three phases of an early program undertaken at Chatham, New Brunswick in which coal-oil mixtures were used in a small utility boiler. Phase I of this program showed that burner and equipment wear was a significant impediment to coal-oil mixture utilization. This led to the inclusion of an oil agglomeration coal beneficiation process being incorporated into the fuel preparation process as a means of reducing the sulphur and abrasive ash content of the coal. The evolution of this early program into the present program of coalwater slurry technology development for utility applications is described in detail, together with other support programs which may enable coal-liquid mixtures to penetrate the industrial and transportation sectors.
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