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This project concerns the correlation of the application of modern instrumental analysis and a study of the physical characteristics of a range of coals in order to gain a greater understanding of the briquetting process. A total of eight potential briquetting feedstocks from a range of geographical locations were examined using various techniques, such as proximate, ash composition, maceral group analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, zeta potential techniques and bulk analysis by 13C NMR. The 13C NMR spectroscopy was the most informative technique for studying the curing reactors of binders. It has been applied to molasses, modified starch, and cold cure resin systems.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14899 EN (1994) 48 pp., MF, ECU 4
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Record Number: 199411024 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en