is produced by carbonization
of coals or coal blends at temperatures up to
to produce a macroporous carbon material
of high strength and relatively large lump size.
Metallurgical cokes must have a high strength to support heavy loads in the blast
furnace without disintegration. Metallurgical coke
is also used as filler coke
for polygranular carbon
PAC, 1995, 67, 473
(Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations
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