Modern society has become more reliant on electricity, as more electrical
conveniences are added to both home and workplace. This demand for electricity
has resulted in the burning of large quantities of coal to produce a portion of the
electricity needed. A byproduct of the combustion process is the resultant fly ash
(incombustible mineral matter) that is left after all the organic components of coal
have been consumed or driven off during combustion. An abundance of ash in the
coal during the combustion process can impede the electricity generation process.
This report seeks to highlight development into reducing the ash content of coal
through coal blending processes, using ash scanning technology.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2009.