Coal Fines Reclamation

Midwest US

Project Services:   EPC   |   Home Office Engineering, Design, & Procurement   |   Seconded Project and Construction Management

Project Summary

This innovative use for waste coal mined from coal impoundments left in the 1950’s through the 1980’s is a proprietary process that produces a filter cake of micro-fine 99% pure hydrocarbon that can be used in a variety of combustible fuel applications as well as other non-combustion applications. The mineral waste removed from the refuse will be returned to the impoundment making the land viable for farming or sold as a soil enhancement. IPM was integral in the process development and all facets of project and construction management as well as commissioning, start-up, and optimization support. The facility is the first successful production scale facility to produce 99% pure hydrocarbon from waste coal.

Project Highlight Features Include:

  • 45,000 square foot process building
  • Conveyor systems
  • Separation columns
  • Mechanical drying press
  • Ball mills
  • MCC buildings
  • Control room building
  • Brownfield tie-ins for utilities