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New Projects Awarded to CAER

CAER was selected for a DOE project entitled "Advanced Gasification By-Product Utilization" and funded under the University Coal Research Program. This will be a collaborative project with The Pennsylvania State University and several industries to evaluate aspects of upgrading and marketing chars from modern gasification facilities. The total project value will be about $500,000 over three years.

The CAER (BK Parekh, PI) also was selected for awards by two agencies (The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and the Consortium for Advanced Separation Technologies) to support two projects on different aspects of thickening coal slurry ponds. The KSEF project (total value $238,100) will evaluate the applicability of a novel paste thickening technology at a coal preparation plant in Kentucky which practices conventional ponding of the slurries. The CAST-funded work (total value $252,100) will evaluate the applicability of the paste thickening technology to the slurry cell disposal technique, which is currently being used in the state of West Virginia.

Date of News Release: June 6, 2003

Additional Information: Marybeth McAlister, Phone: 859-257-0224.

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