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Magnetic Separation News
Volume 2 (1985), Issue 1, Pages 1-48

The Magnetic Beneficiation of Coal

Central Electricity Generating Board, CERL, Kelvin Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7SE, UK

Received 15 September 1984; Revised 20 February 1985

Copyright © 1985 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The magnetic demineralization of coal can produce a fuel containing lower leveIs of sulphur and ash forming minerals. The ability of the magnetic separation technique to process material over a wide range of particle sizes (I-1000 µm) and to operate on either liquid or gaseous feed enables a number of possible coal processing applications. These range from dry desulphurization of power station pulverized fuel to the cleaning of solvent refined coals. This article reviews work on the development of magnetic separation as applied to coal processing.