Published on : Jul 21, 2015
ALBANY, New York, 2015: According to a recent market research report added to the collection of ResearchMoz.us, the recovery volume of coal tar in China has continued to increase in recent years. The report, titled “Research on China Coal Tar Industry”, assesses the coal tar industry in China and estimates the volume of coal tar processed by coal tar enterprises in the country by 2015.
Coal tar, a byproduct of coke production, witnesses changes in output with the changes in volume of coke production. In 2014, the capacity of coal tar in China was around 25 million tons, mainly distributed in east and north China. The report provides an overview of the coal tar industry
and discusses various preparative techniques such as industrial naphthalene distillation, refining technology of crude anthracene, coal tar distillation technology, crude hydroxybenzene refining, decomposition technology of hydroxybenzene natrium salt, refining technology of naphthalene, elution technology of fraction from coal tar distillation, and refining technology of crude pyridine and crude quinoline.
The report traces the development of the coal tar industry and coal and coking industry in China over the last couple of years and estimates the demand for coal tar for deep processing, carbon black, and fuel. More than 70% coal tar in China is used for deep processing every year. The fuel industry uses medium- and low-temperature coal tar. The report also analyzes the price of coal tar in China. Increasing operating rates of coking plants have restricted the freefall of the price of high-temperature coal tar since July 2014.
Mentioning the development of coal tar processing in China, the report studies the processing capacity of coal tar in the country. In 2014, the processing capacity of coal tar in China increased by 3.84 million tons, whereas actually recovered coal tar was around 1.4 million tons. Presently, there are around twenty coal tar enterprises in the country with deep processing capacity above 0.3 million tons annually. The report analyzes the coal tar processing capacity of the enterprises and key producing provinces. The report also compiles information about the various coal tar deep processing projects in China that have been planned or under construction during the period between 2010 and 2014.
The report mentions the various coal tar processing techniques used for the extraction of phenol oil, O-cresol, mixed cresol, metacresol and paracresol, industrial naphthalene, anthracene oil, and coal tar pitch. The report points out that both the processing technologies and equipment in the coal tar industry in China need to be improved. Though the domestic single coal tar distillation apparatus has reached 0.5 million tons per annum, the basic technology is supported by foreign firms.
The report lists the key regional coal tar enterprises in China, such as Shandong, Shanxi, and Hebei. Shanghai Baosteel Chemical Co. is the largest coal tar enterprise in China with deep processing capacity of 0.8 million tons.