Manufacture of Metallurgical Coke and Recovery of Coal Chemicals


J. L. Sundholm, Senior Development Engineer, LTV Steel Company
H. S. Valia, Scientist, Ispat Inland, Inc.
F. J. Kiessling,Director, Coke Marketing, Indianapolis Coke
J. Richardson, Manager, Coke and Coal Chemicals, ICF Kaiser Engineers, Inc.
W. E. Buss, Vice President and General Manager, Thyssen Still Otto Technical Services
R. Worberg, Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH
U. Schwarz, Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH
H. Baer, European Cokemaking Technology Center
A. Calderon, President, Calderon Energy Company
R. G. DiNitto, Group Executive of Operations and Marketing, Antaeus Energy


A complete  detailed description of the cokemaking processes and plants  developped by experts in the field. Coal and metallurgic coke properties are also analyzed.




Health and SafetyHazards:
The general indications for health and safety hazard  in the steell plant are reported in schematic way with a description of the conventional steelmaking process The chemical hazard are also indicated.

The conventional steelmaking process are analyzed in its  basic form.


Exclusive interview with ArcelorMittal’s Dr. Frederic Honnart on future challenges and opportunities in a transforming world



An interesting overview of the coke productions opportunities and challenges; problems and opportunities.


Turning coke oven gas into baking powder: ammonium bicarbonate

ThyssenKruppEurope  –  Press release


ThyssenKrupp and TU Berlin develop new process for eco-friendly conversion of process gases – world’s first pilot plant in Duisburg: a testing facility just went into operation at the Schwelgern coking plant.



Mechanical compaction of coking coal for carbonization in stamp-charging coke oven batteries

by   Michał REJDAK,  Ryszard WASIELEWSKI

Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Zamkowa 1, 41803 Zabrze, Poland,


The coal cake density plays an a very important role for the coke strength and mechanical strength. There  are  possibilities  to influence these parameters in industrial conditions with mechanical treatment ( parzial briquetting or stamping).
It must be also considered that the stamp technology find a renewed interest both in Asia then in  Europe.




Waste management in coking plant Thresholds and barriers of waste recovery in coking plant technological process

Czesław OLCZAK – Environmental Engineering CARBOCHEM, Czarnowąsy near Opole, Poland;
Piotr LANGER – ArcelorMittal Poland S.A., Zdzieszowice Unit, Zdzieszowice, Poland; Grzegorz
LiGUS – Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland
 CHEMiK 2014,68, 10, 905–910

The coking plants production processes involves production of products as  coke, coke-oven gas, tar, benzol, ammonium sulphate, sulphuric acidand/or sulphur.
Unintended result of coking plant production process are non-products, in the past treated as a waste and disposed of by landfilling: nowadays, non-products after proper preparation are used as raw materials for preparation of coal charge and for production of carbon derivatives.

Coking plants do not generate process waste material and  the environmental requirements for the  waste management are satisfied in coking plant process.


Use of petroleum coke as an additive in metallurgical coke making

K S Phani Kiran, B. Sivalingaraju, Siddaling Reddy, Y Venkateswarlu, Dr.K.Marutiram,

The petroleum coke, used as  an additive in coal blends to produce metallurgical coke of acceptable quality, has been tested at JSW.


The ability of petroleum coke to interact with coal during plastic stage to impart good
bonding between components and maintain the coke quality  required by  the Blast Furnace,
is well established through laboratory studies.
The performance of coke produced from coking coal blends containing petroleum coke was successfully tested in Blast furnaces.