Physicochemical Analysis And Mineralogical Composition Of Enugu Coal In Nigeria For Potential UtilizationJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.6, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-01-15
Authors : Nwoko Christopher Ikpeamadi; Nkwoada Amarachi Udoka; Onu Uchenna Lynda;
Page : 94-97
Keywords : Bituminous coal; Mineralogical composition; Utilization;
The abundance of coal in certain regions of Nigeria had been described as an alternative energy solution. The potential information obtained from the physicochemical and mineralogical characterization of coal samples in such regions has enabled scientist and government to make well informed decisions. Coal samples were obtained from Okpara Mine in Enugu state Nigeria and subjected to proximate ultimate and mineralogical analyses. The results showed that the coal had uneven particle distribution with higher content of fixed carbon and lower amount of hydrogen and volatile matter. The mineral analyses showed that the coal was rich in silicon and aluminum. The rank was bituminous coal that can be utilized for power generation steel industry glass manufacturing and thermite process.
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