The Coal Industry Volume 3

The Coal Industry Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...are made has been invented by Richard Bowen, managing director of Laminated Coal (Ltd.), an 'English company which has recently been formed to exploit the process. The new fuel is produced' from coal slack and dust, lignite, peat, or other material, with a binder of pitch. The blocks are formed of a number of layers', which have the same effect as the laminations in ordinary large lumps of coal. The new fuel can be made in blocks of. any desired size, and by combining various types of material it is stated that a product of any required calorific value within reason can be produced. It is claimed that a good house or industrial coal can be produced from materials that could not hitherto be utilized for these purposes. Put briefly, the inventor's claim is that out of what has so far been regarded as waste material reconstructed coal, in layers or laminations, just as it occurs in the earth, has been produced. The cost of laminated coal is said to be considerably below that of ordinary coal. We understand that licenses to work the process have already been acquired by a number of collieries in Great Britain and that-negotiations are in progress with many others. French collieriesare also adopting the process, and Italian firms are 'displaying great interest in the matter. The Canadian government and the government of Victoria are investigating the process with a view to employing it in the utilization of the extensive lignite deposits of Alberta. Saskatchewan. and the state "of Victoria. THE HISTORY OF THREE YEARS' WORK IN A MINING COMMUNITY. By A Commvnrrv NURSE. The community referred to is composed of about 100 families. over 50 per cent of whom are foreigners, and most of these Austrians. The men...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848667
  • 9781236848666