Research Groups

CARBONIZATION OF COALS AND WASTES

SCIENTIFIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Heat treatment

  • Tubular ceramic furnace up to 1500 ºC in an atmosphere of air, N2 or other gases.
  • Rotary kiln up to 1200 ° C in an atmosphere of air, N2, etc.
  • Thermobalances for carrying out thermogravimetric tests on samples in the order of mg and at different temperature heating rates and up to 1500 ° C using an inert and oxidizing atmosphere (CO2 and air).
  • Equipment for hydrothermal carbonization.

Characterization of coking coals

  • Coking capacity:
    • Gieseler plasticity test according to ASTM D2639 Standard
    • Crucible swelling test according to ISO 501 Standard
    • Gray-King test according to ISO 502 Standard
  • Coking pressure
  • Koppers-INCAR expansion / contraction test: Laboratory-scale test that allows to determine whether a coking coal will develop dangerous pressures during coking.
  • Semi-pilot scale coking (17 kg capacity)

Movable wall oven of 17 kg capacity that has two functions:

  • Measurement of coking pressure
  • Obtaining coke for quality determination

 

Determination of the quality of cokes

Cold mechanical resistance

  • JIS test according to JIS K2151 standard
  • IRSID test according to ISO 556 Standard
  • MICUM test according to the standard

Reactivity to CO2

  • NSC reactivity test to determine CRI and CSR indices according to ISO 18894
  • CEE-INCAR laboratory scale reactivity test

In addition, the group have access to all INCAR scientific equipment that includes: microscopy (OM, SEM), FTIR, textural characterization (BET, D-R…), Raman, XPS, etc.

Contact: Dra. Carmen Barriocanal Rueda (carmenbr@incar.csic.es)

INCAR

INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA DEL CARBONO
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN


CARBON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (INCAR)
SPANISH COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (CSIC)
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION