Article ID: ISIJINT-2018-772
Hypercoal (HPC) is examined as a caking additive to the mixture of strongly coking coal and non-slightly coking coal. Samples were coked, then their strength and crystallinity of the carbon structure by Raman spectra were measured. Hypercoal addition increased strength of coke, and a good correlation was observed between the mechanical strength of coke and the Raman parameter defined by the ratio of D3-band to G-band. Results suggest that mutual melting between blended coal and HPC brought strong carbonaceous structure with highly crystallized. The Raman parameter can predict the coke strength to some extent.