A coal processing characteristics index

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 94, No. 1054, 2001

A.I.A. Salama and N. Wang, Western Research Centre, Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), Natural Resources Canada, Devon, Alberta

An index to evaluate the amenability for processing of different coals is implemented. The index is based on the well-known Mayer-curve or M-curve. The index is superior to other existing indices and is implemented using Microsoft-Excelª. Several coals are used to demonstrate the implementation of the index proposed.
Keywords: Coal processing, Characteristics index, M-curve