Production strategies for coal quality improvement at SLE, Turkey


Aykul H., Yalcm E., Ediz I., Dixon-Hardy D., Akcakoca H.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF MINING AND METALLURGY SECTION A-MINING TECHNOLOGY, vol.115, no.4, pp.129-139, 2006 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

The Seyitomer Lignite Enterprise of the Turkish National Coal Board (SLE) is one of the largest coal producers in Turkey and produces coal from an open cast mine close to the city of Kutahya. The most significant problem that the enterprise currently faces is the low quality run of mine coal which is mainly sold to the nearby power station. The excavation of the partings in the seam together with coal increases the ash content of the coal produced, which in turn decreases the efficiency of the coal burning process at the power station and results in high penalty costs for the mine.