The primary aim of this study was to examine changes in coke properties in an attempt
to establish a better understanding of the behaviour and degradation mechanism of
metallurgical coke in the unfavourable mechanical, thermal and chemical environment
of a blast furnace. The attainment of such knowledge would assist coke manufacturers
and blast furnace operators to monitor and tailor the properties of the metallurgical coke
to meet the optimum requirements necessary for efficient furnace operation. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.