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Technological advancements can reduce, improve, or sometimes eliminate the need for impoundments. We have collected information about the latest technologies and reviewed many alternatives.
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Image of an arrow. The commercial coal industry began to grow with the arrival of the railroads in coalfields. Construction of the major rail lines in West Virginia was completed in 1883, and coal production totaled nearly 3 million tons.
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Image of a man holding a handful of coal. DTE PepTec®

The PepTec® Process applies a reagent in a high-energy environment to break the surface bonds between coal particles and clay-sized impurities. The reagent is non-toxic and safe for the environment. Once the bonds are broken, the coal particles are recovered by conventional fine coal cleaning processes.

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