Surface properties of photo-oxidized bituminous coals. Technical progress report, July--September 1995

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During this report period, a new whole-seam channel sample (Ohio {number_sign}4a) was collected and analyzed, together with the Upper Banner and Splash Dam samples obtained last quarter. These additions bring to seven the number of coals obtained for this project and that range in rank from hvCb to mvb. Polished blocks of each coal containing 3-4 mm wide vitrain bands were prepared for contact angle measurements of fresh and photo-oxidized surfaces. An advancing-drop technique was used to measure contact angle. In this test a droplet of distilled water is grown initially on fresh surfaces and then moved across those irradiated ... continued below

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Mitchell, G.; Polat, H.; Davis, A. & Chander, S. November 1, 1995.

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During this report period, a new whole-seam channel sample (Ohio {number_sign}4a) was collected and analyzed, together with the Upper Banner and Splash Dam samples obtained last quarter. These additions bring to seven the number of coals obtained for this project and that range in rank from hvCb to mvb. Polished blocks of each coal containing 3-4 mm wide vitrain bands were prepared for contact angle measurements of fresh and photo-oxidized surfaces. An advancing-drop technique was used to measure contact angle. In this test a droplet of distilled water is grown initially on fresh surfaces and then moved across those irradiated in blue-light for 1, 5, and 10 minutes. The sequence of growth was recorded on video tape, and the change in contact angle measured relative to position at the air/water/surface interface. Contact angles were measured on five of the coals collected for this study, namely the Illinois {number_sign}6, Ohio {number_sign}4a, Lower Kittanning (PSOC-1563), Pittsburgh and Splash Dam seams. Preliminary results show that both coal rank and irradiation time influence surface wettability as measured by contact angle. With one exception, contact angle values decreased and remained low when the droplet advanced into an irradiated area. In most cases, one minute of irradiation resulted in only a slight decrease in contact angle, whereas after 5 and 10 minutes a more significant decrease was observed. The magnitude of change in contact angle values with degree of photo-oxidation decreased as rank increased, such that lower rank bituminous coals show the greatest change and medium volatile coal the least.

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  • Other: DE96008543
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/93223--T7
  • Grant Number: FG22-93PC93223
  • DOI: 10.2172/211471 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211471
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc664506

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Mitchell, G.; Polat, H.; Davis, A. & Chander, S. Surface properties of photo-oxidized bituminous coals. Technical progress report, July--September 1995, report, November 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc664506/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.