INCREDIBLE COAL RECOVERY JUST GOT REAL

INCREDIBLE COAL RECOVERY JUST GOT REAL

    Making the impossible, possible
    It Works
      Before now, traditional coal recovery processes could not capture fine coal smaller than 325 mesh (44 µm), causing valuable clean coal to report to a recirculation stream or out to the refuse pond in surprising quantity. But now the proof is in the plants, as our Sub325® fine coal recovery system is capturing 95% or more of this ultra-fine clean coal. Removing the recirculating fines creates efficiency throughout your coal fines circuit.

      Proven Results

      An independent coal industry consultant, Weir International Inc., conducted an extensive 18-day testing procedure over the trial period at a Northern App coal mine. It determined that Somerset’s Sub325® fine coal recovery system is “effective in dewatering the fine coal slurry and producing a saleable dewatered fine coal product.” The chart below details some results from the study. Click here to read the full report.

        SLURRY
      MOISTURE (%)
      PRODUCT
      MOISTURE (%)
      PRODUCT
      ASH (%)
      PRODUCT
      SULFUR (%)
      PRODUCT
      BTU / lb
      (MJ/kg)
      AVERAGE 70.10 19.65 6.80 0.92 11,545
      (26.9)
      STANDARD
      DEVIATION
      3.02 2.39 1.36 0.21 50
      (0.12)

      *Results of 72 samples, 7,500 tons and an average run rate of 14.1 tph (12.8 tonnes/hour)

      Nick Massini

      FORMER VP OF COAL PREPARATION, 
      PBS COALS

      “I’ve seen it! I was involved in a four-month trial and we captured a surprising amount of fines at less than 20% moisture. We saw secondary benefits that no one knew would occur. Our chemical costs to the thickener went down dramatically. Our screen bowl moisture dropped when we removed the recirc stream. We were able to adjust our flotation cells to put more coal out – incredible!”

      Need to see it to believe it?