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1. (WO2008088683) THERMAL COAL UPGRADING PROCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/088683    International Application No.:    PCT/US2008/000185
Publication Date: Fri Jul 25 01:59:59 CEST 2008 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 08 00:59:59 CET 2008
IPC: F26B 3/08
Applicants: SYNCOAL PARTNERS, LLC
BONNER, Harry, E.
MALMQUIST, Roger, B.
SHELDON, Ray, W.
Inventors: BONNER, Harry, E.
MALMQUIST, Roger, B.
SHELDON, Ray, W.
Title: THERMAL COAL UPGRADING PROCESS
Abstract:
A process for thermally upgrading coal in a vertical processor wherein the coal is gravity fed and a heated inert gas is introduced into the processor. The temperature of the gas, the size of the coal and the rate of movement of the coal are controlled to efficiently remove moisture from the coal and to not remove volatile organic compound.