Original Paper

UDC 662.749.33 A.V. Nevedrov, A.V. Papin, T.G. Cherkasova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) Ugol  Russian Coal Journal, 2023, S12, pp. 98-102





Nevedrov A.V.1 , Papin A.V.1 , Cherkasova T.G. 1

1 T.F. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Nevedrov A.V., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Institute of Chemical and Oil and Gas Technologies, e-mail:

Papin A.V., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Institute of Chemical and Oil and Gas Technologies, e-mail:

Cherkasova T.G., Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor, Director of the Institute of Chemical and Oil and Gas Technologies, e-mail:


The article discusses the results of scientific research on the production of coal pitch by atmospheric distillation of coal tar of coke chemical pro? duction of PJSC Coke. The qualitative characteristics of the initial coal tar (density, ash content, water content, etc.) were investigated. During the distillation of coal tar, the following fractions were isolated: light, phenolic, naphthalene, absorbent, anthracene and coal pitch. The yield of the sand fraction was 54% by weight. Analysis of the results of studies of the quality of coal pitch obtained during atmospheric distillation of resin showed that this pitch meets the requirements for electrode pitches in most indicators (according to GOST 10200-2017). To reduce the content of volatile substances in coal tar requires additional heat treatment at temperatures above 360 C.


Coal tar, Pitch, Carbon fiber, Atmospheric distillation, Softening temperature.


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The research was financially supported by a grant from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science (Agreement No 075-15-2022-1193).

For citation

Nevedrov A.V., Papin A.V. & Cherkasova T.G. Characteristics of pitch pro? duced by atmospheric distillation of coal tar. Ugol, 2023, (S12), pp. 98-102 (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-S12-98-102.

Paper info

Received November 1, 2023

Reviewed November 15, 2023

Accepted November 30, 2023