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Electrophoretic-specific Gravity Separation of Pyrite from Coal, Laboratory Studies.
NTIS: PB 196 594 :12 pages
A laboratory electrophoresis column was designed to separate pyrite from fine coal by utilizing an observed difference in the electrophoretic mobilities of the two materials in water. The apparatus worked well when tested with synthetic mixtures of coal and pyrite, but some modifications in design and procedures were necessary to provide a sharper separation. After these changes were made, the column was tested with a high-pyritic-sulfur raw coal sample. The column successfully fractionated the sample, removing not only the pyritic refuse, but a siliceous refuse as well.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 196 594
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