eBook The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 1782421173
  • ISBN-13: 9781782421177
  • DDC: 662.62
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource because of its large remaining deposits, relatively low production and processing cost, and potential high energy intensity. Issues surround utilization, however, including pollution and growing concern about climate change. The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production Volume 2 explores global coal use in industry. Part One reviews the social and economic value of coal; emissions; the handling, impact and use of coal waste; and explores emerging issues. Part Two highlights coal resources, production, and use in established markets and in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, and China. Part Three focuses on industrial uses. It considers thermal coal use, use in iron and steel metallurgy, advances in pulverized fuel technology, and the evaluation of coal for thermal and metallurgical applications. Chapters explore coal use in the cement and concrete industries, coal gasification and conversion, and value-in-use assessment for thermal and metallurgical coal. A final chapter summarizes the anticipated future pathway towards sustainable, long-term coal use, suggesting transitions to ensure cleaner utilization going forward. This book is A comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in the mining, preparation, and utilization industry, plant operators and engineers, and researchers and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy.
Professor Peter Fečko.
1: Introduction.
2: Social and Economic Value of Coal.
3: Environmental Issues: Emissions, Pollution Control, Assessment and Management.
4: Coal Waste: Handling, Pollution Impacts and Utilization.
5: Future Industrial Coal Utilization: Forecasts and Emerging Technological and Regulatory Issues.
6: Global Coal Production.
7: Coal Resources, Production and Use in Established Markets.
8: Coal Resources, Production and Use in Brazil.
9: Coal Resources, Production and Use in the Russian Federation.
10: Coal Resources, Production and Use in India.
11: Coal Resources, Production and Use in Indonesia.
12: Coal Resources, Production and Use in China.
13: Coal Utilisation in Industry.
14: Thermal Coal Utilization.
15: Coal Use in Iron and Steel Metallurgy.
16: Advances in Pulverised Fuel Technology: Understanding Coal Comminution, Combustion and Ash Deposition.
17: Evaluation of Coal for Metallurgical Applications.
18: Coal Utilisation in the Cement and Concrete Industries.
19: Coal Gasification and Conversion.
20: Value-in-Use (VIU) Assessment for Thermal and Metallurgical Coal.
21: Future Directions Toward More Efficient and Cleaner Use of Coal.