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

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 085709730X
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097309
  • DDC: 662.62
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 776 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 large remaining deposits, relatively low production and processing cost, and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround utilization, however, including emissions and growing concern about climate change. The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution. Part One explores coal characterization and introduces industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling, and analysis. Part Two moves on to review coal extraction and preparation. Chapters highlight advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies. Further chapters focus on economic factors affecting coal preparation, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings treatment, and the optimization, simulation, and control of coal preparation plants. Part Three considers aspects of the coal supply chain including the management approach and individual functions such as coal blending and homogenization, transportation, and handling along the supply chain. The Coal Handbook Volume 1 is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in coal mining, preparation, and utilization and those in the power sector, including 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 and Coal Characterization.
2: Industrial Uses of Coal.
3: Coal Formation.
4: Coal Petrography.
5: Coal Resources and Reserves.
6: Coal Sampling.
7: Coal Analysis.
8: Coal Extraction and Preparation.
9: Advances in Coal Mining Technology.
10: Underground Coal Gasification.
11: Coal Comminution and Sizing.
12: Cleaning of Coarse and Small Coal.
13: Cleaning of Fine and Ultrafine Coal.
14: Surface Chemistry Fundamentals in Fine Coal Processing.
15: Solid–Liquid Separation Technologies for Coal.
16: Economic Factors Affecting Coal Preparation: Plant Design Worldwide and Case Studies Illustrating Economic Impact.
17: Post-Treatment of Coal.
18: Treatment of Coal Tailings.
19: Optimization, Simulation and Control of Coal Preparation Plants.
20: Coal Supply Chain.
21: Supply Chain Management for Bulk Materials in the Coal Industry.
22: Coal Conveying.
23: Coal Handling along the Supply Chain.
24: Transportation by Rail and Sea in the Coal Industry.