The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production : Volume 1: Coal Production

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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low production and processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants 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 characterisation and introduces the 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 for coal. Further chapters focus on economic factors affecting coal preparation, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings treatment, and the optimisation, simulation and control of coal preparation plants. Finally, part three considers aspects of the coal supply chain including the management approach and individual functions such as coal blending and homogenisation, transportation and handling along the entire supply chain.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, The coal handbook Volumes 1 and 2 is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in the coal mining, preparation, and utilisation industry, those in the power sector, including plant operators and engineers, and researchers and academics interested in this field.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 776 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93 x 41.4mm | 1,270g
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 085709422X
  • 9780857094223
  • 1,019,582

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction and coal characterization

Chapter 1: Industrial uses of coal

Chapter 2: Coal formation

Chapter 3: Coal petrography

Chapter 4: Coal resources and reserves

Chapter 5: Coal sampling

Chapter 6: Coal analysis

Part II: Coal extraction and preparation

Chapter 7: Advances in coal mining technology

Chapter 8: Underground coal gasification

Chapter 9: Coal comminution and sizing

Chapter 10: Cleaning of coarse and small coal

Chapter 11: Cleaning of fine and ultrafine coal

Chapter 12: Surface chemistry fundamentals in fine coal processing

Chapter 13: SolidaEURO"liquid separation technologies for coal

Chapter 14: Economic factors affecting coal preparation: plant design worldwide and case studies illustrating economic impact

Chapter 15: Post-treatment of coal

Chapter 16: Treatment of coal tailings

Chapter 17: Optimization, simulation and control of coal preparation plants

Part III: Coal supply chain

Chapter 18: Supply chain management for bulk materials in the coal industry

Chapter 19: Coal conveying

Chapter 20: Coal handling along the supply chain

Chapter 21: Transportation by rail and sea in the coal industry
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About Dave Osborne

Dave Osborne is Coal Technology Manager, Xstrata Technology, Australia.
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