2011 Volume 51 Issue 7 Pages 1044-1049
Eight polyaromatic hydrocarbons that are model compounds of coal extract were added to coal blends to clarify the mechanism of the effects of coal extract (HyperCoal) on coke strength. Addition of large aromatic-ring compounds (coronene, perylene, naphtho[2,3-a]pyrene) greatly enhanced coke strength, whereas three-ring aromatics (anthracene, phenanthrene) had no significant effect on coke strength. Because large polyaromatic compounds have greater affinity for coal molecules, they co-fused with the coal particles. As a result, formation of large pores during coking was suppressed, leading to increased coke strength.