Investigation of bonding mechanism of coking on semi-coke from lignite with pitch and tar

Arslan V.

ENERGY & FUELS, vol.20, no.5, pp.2137-2141, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ef060281h
  • Journal Name: ENERGY & FUELS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2137-2141
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In coking, the bonding ability of inert macerals by reactive macerals is dependent on various parameters and also is related to the wettability of the inert macerals. In this study, the effect of carbonization temperature on the wettability of semi-cokes produced at various temperatures has been investigated. Soma and Yatagan semicokes represent inert macerals, and pitch was used as a reactive structure in the experiments. The briquetted pitch blocks were located on the semi-cokes and heated from the softening temperature of pitch (60 degrees C) to 140 degrees C to observe the wettability. In addition, liquid tar was also used to determine the wettability of semi-cokes. From the standpoint of wettability, the temperature of 900 degrees C was determined to be the critical point for coke produced from sub-bituminous coals.