Thoroughly rewritten and updated to reflect advances in technology, this work highlights the environmental aspects now being emphasized within the coal industry. It provides an overview of coal science, covering topics ranging from the origins of coal to mining and contemporary uses.
Table of Contents
Classification, Origin, and Properties: Terminology and Classification. Geology and Resources. Coal as an Organic Sediment. Coal as an Organic Rock. Recovery. Preparation and Transportation. Mineral Matter. Evaluation. Properties. Solvent Extraction. Chemical Reactions. Thermal Decomposition. Organic Constituents. Combustion. Carbonization. Liquefaction Processes. Gasification. Clean Coal Technologies. Briquetting and Pelletizing. Gas Cleaning. Chemicals from Coal.