The gas transport, triboelectrostatic beneficiation of coal combustion fly ash into carbon-rich and ash-rich products was studied relative to the effect of ash surface moisture. Increasing the humidity to which the ashes from American and Italian coal-fired utilities were exposed under process and ambient conditions affected carbon and ash separability. The effect of humidity and particle surface moisture became more important as particle size decreased: particles greater than 75 mu m in diameter were nearly unaffected whereas particles smaller than 45 mu m experienced up to a four-fold change in their separability upon changing their surface moisture contents. Although particle size influences the moisture adsorption, which in turn affects tribocharging, the decrease in adhesive forces between carbon and ash from otherwise intractable clusters during drying also may be a factor influencing triboelectrostatic beneficiation performance.
|Titolo:||Significance of surface moisture removal on triboelectrostatic beneficiation of fly ash|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.fuel.2006.01.030|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|