Interactions between vitrinite and inertinite-rich coals and the ionic liquid - [bmim][Cl]

Kalpit Shah, Rob Atkin, Rohan Stanger, Terry Wall, Behdad Moghtaderi

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Abstract

The interactions between vitrinite and inertinite-rich coals and the ionic liquid butylimidazolium chloride ([bmim][Cl]) heated to 100 C have been characterised. Differences in the interactions of coal macerals and ionic liquids have been identified. [bmim][Cl] is able to dissolve 22 wt% of a high-vitrinite coal fraction compared to 14 wt% of a high-inertinite coal fraction. The vitrinite-rich coal fraction tends to swell to a greater extent compared to the inertinite-rich coal fraction, which was fractured and fragmented rather than swelled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalFuel
Volume119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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