Green cokes, derived from the co-carbonization of Solvent Refined Coals with ethylene tar pitch, have been moulded into discs without using a binder. Cokes with a range of size of optical texture have been prepared by control of the ratios of the two components of the carbonization blend. The appearance of the discs was assessed by optical and scanning microscopy after calcination to 1200° C. The most acceptable disc was prepared by moulding carbon of a heat treatment temperature (HTT) of 440° C. With cokes of HTT< 440° C excessive dilation adversely decreased the density of the disc. With cokes of HTT > 440° C, dimished cohesion of the coke grains prevented the development of a strong disc on calcination. It is considered that the presence of benzene-soluble (BS) and benzene-insoluble/quinoline-soluble (BI/QS) fractions in the pitch systems contribute to cohesion of coke particles having a HTT of 440° C.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering