Evaluation of coal for metallurgical applications

L. Lu*, S. Devasahayam, V. Sahajwalla

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A number of coal parameters are used in coal selection for metallurgical applications. This chapter focuses mainly on coal parameters for use in coke-making and pulverised coal injection for the integrated iron and steel-making process. Parameters for use in alternative iron-making processes such as Corex® and other coal-based smelting reduction technologies are also discussed. This chapter reviews the current status of recent scientific advances in the area to better understand these parameters and thus efficiently utilise coal for various metallurgical applications. Where possible, the international standards related to the critical utilisation parameters identified are listed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe coal handbook
Subtitle of host publicationtowards cleaner production: volume 2: coal utilisation
EditorsDave Osborne
Place of PublicationSawston, Cambridge,UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781782421177
ISBN (Print)9781782421160
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing series in energy
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
ISSN (Print)2044-9364
ISSN (Electronic)2044-9372


  • alternative iron-making processes
  • blast furnace iron-making
  • coal utilisation parameters
  • coke-making
  • pulverised coal injection

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    Lu, L., Devasahayam, S., & Sahajwalla, V. (2013). Evaluation of coal for metallurgical applications. In D. Osborne (Ed.), The coal handbook: towards cleaner production: volume 2: coal utilisation (Vol. 2, pp. 352-386). (Woodhead Publishing series in energy; Vol. 51). Sawston, Cambridge,UK: Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1533/9781782421177.3.352