Coal: Its Role in Tomorrow's Technology

Coal: Its Role in Tomorrow's Technology

A Sourcebook on Global Coal Resources

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: Charles Simeons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148748

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Coal: Its Role in Tomorrow's Technology: A Sourcebook on Global Coal Resources focuses on the increasing consideration of coal as an alternative energy source, taking into consideration the mining, production, and research and development programs of various countries on this mineral. The book first offers information on energy demand, particularly noting the increasing consumption of energy around the world. The experience of the United States in meeting its energy demand through importation of oil and natural gas is discussed. The manuscript then examines the sources of coal and other resources, including types and properties of coal and disturbances in coal seams. The publication takes a look at the state of industries and coal production capabilities of various countries, such as the USSR, China, India, Poland, Australia, South Africa, and Canada. The text also considers the national research and development programs of the USSR, United States, China, India, Poland, France, and other countries on coal preparation, monitoring, and production. The manuscript discusses modern exploration programs on coal, mining plants and equipment, gasification of coal, and conversion of chemicals from coal. The text is a primary reference for readers interested in studying coal as an alternative energy source.

Table of Contents

  • OTHER PERGAMON TITLES OF INTEREST

    LIST OF FIGURES

    LIST OF TABLES

    FOREWORD

    INTRODUCTION

    Chapter 1: ENERGY DEMAND

    Publisher Summary

    UNITED STATES

    Chapter 2: COAL - SOURCES AND RESOURCES

    Publisher Summary

    TYPES OF COAL

    PROPERTIES OF COAL

    DISTURBANCES IN COAL SEAMS

    Chapter 3: THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

    Publisher Summary

    USSR

    UNITED STATES

    CHINA

    INDIA

    POLAND

    AUSTRALIA

    SOUTH AFRICA

    CANADA

    EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

    UNITED KINGDOM

    REALITIES OF LIFE

    Chapter 4: NATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

    Publisher Summary

    U.S.S.R

    UNITED STATES

    CHINA

    INDIA

    POLAND

    SOUTH AFRICA

    FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

    FRANCE

    BELGIUM

    UNITED KINGDOM

    UNDERGROUND

    COAL PREPARATION

    COMPREHENSIVE MONITORING

    COAL RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT

    THE PROGRAMME

    TRANSPOSABILITY OF RESULTS

    Chapter 5: PROSPECTING AND SURVEYING - IN PERSPECTIVE

    Publisher Summary

    MODERN EXPLORATION PROGRAMMES

    SEISMIC TECHNIQUES

    Chapter 6: MINING PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

    Publisher Summary

    MINOS

    Chapter 7: PREPARATION AND THE CONSUMER

    Publisher Summary

    PREPARATION SYSTEMS

    FLUIDISED COMBUSTION

    Chapter 8: THE MINE OF THE FUTURE

    Publisher Summary

    REMOVAL OF COAL BY MECHANICAL MEANS

    IN-SITU EXTRACTION

    FUNDAMENTALS OF MINING

    Chapter 9: GASIFICATION OF COAL

    Publisher Summary

    GASIFIERS

    NATIONAL PROGRAMMES

    UNITED STATES

    FEDERAL GERMAN REPUBLIC

    BRITAIN

    IN SITU GASIFICATION

    U.G.C

    ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF UCG

    Chapter 10: CONVERSION AND PETROCHEMICALS

    Publisher Summary

    CHEMICALS FROM COAL

    Chapter 11: ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

    Publisher Summary

    HEALTH & SAFETY UNDERGROUND

    A FRENCH VIEW

    REDUCTION IN RISK

    HYDRAULIC MINING

    NCB MEDICAL SERVICE

    APPENDICES

    ENERGY BALANCES IN COAL PRODUCING COUNTRIES

    U.K. MINING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT PROJECTS

    EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - PRIORITIES IN REMOTE CONTROL AND MONITORING R & D PROJECTS

    MINES SAFETY AND HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS (13th Report, 1975) - EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    ORGANISATIONS WITH MINING-ORIENTATED ACTIVITIES

    PETROLEUM FEEDSTOCKS & SOME OF THEIR DERIVATIVES

    SOURCES OF INFORMATION - COAL PRODUCING COUNTRIES

    GERMAN INDUSTRIAL INVOLVEMENT IN COAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    SUPPLIERS OF MINING EQUIPMENT

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    INDEX

Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483148748

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