petroleum coke

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petroleum coke

[pə′trō·lē·əm ‚kōk]
(materials)
A carbonaceous solid material made by the destructive heating of high-molecular-weight petroleum-refining residues.
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Wang, Thesis, Effect of Raw Material Composition on the Formation of Needle Coke, China University of Petroleum (2009).
said it will form two firms in China's Jiangsu Province to make needle coke, used in electrodes for electric arc steel, and vehicle tire material carbon black, respectively, from around June 2014 to meet growing demand in China and other emerging economies.
For special applications in which high-quality needle coke is desired, certain highly aromatic heavy oils or blends of such heavy oils have also been processed (Acciarri and Stockman, 1989).
Innovation is critical to remaining the global low-cost producer of quality needle coke.
Under a proposed agreement, the carbon black and needle coke facilities will be wholly-owned subsidiaries of Nippon Steel Chemical and the coal tar distillation facility will be owned by Koppers and Yizhou Group, with Koppers owning a majority share.
Widmar's leadership and business acumen will assist in growing the new segment that he takes over, the company said and Pretorius will head its latest strategic business, Seadrift Coke, using his three decades of graphite expertise for the production of quality needle coke to manufacture premium grade electrodes.