Coal handling & beneficiation
After coal comes out of the ground, it typically goes on a conveyor belt to a preparation plant that is located at the mining site. The plant cleans and processes coal to remove dirt, rock, ash, sulfur, increasing the heating value of the coal. During this coal processing, the used industrial equipment can be called coal processing equipments.
Coal preparation includes
- Sizing, controlled by a crushing and screening process.
- Increasing heating value, by removing noncombustible ash and rock by gravity separation.
- Removing or controlling undesirable mineral and chemical components by a combination of gravity separation and blending.