Coal Science

Coal Science

Volume 2

1st Edition - December 1, 1983

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  • Editors: Martin L. Gorbaty, John W. Larsen, Irving Wender
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191560

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Coal Science, Volume 2 presents and evaluates the fundamental scientific areas involved with the structure, reactivity, and utilization of coal. This book reviews the coal's inorganic structure and reactivity and the role that ionic bonding plays in coal's chemical and physical structure and reactivity. Organized into four chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the area of mineral matter in coal and a critical survey of many specific aspects that are most intriguing scientifically. This text then examines the role of the solvent in the initial stage of coal liquefaction. Other chapters consider the primary products of decomposed plant matter, which are transformed into the various ranks of coals through a series of evolutionary changes. The final chapter deals with solvent extraction, which is the most commonly used methods for studying the chemical properties of coal. This book is a valuable resource for chemists, engineers, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume 1

    The Science of Mineral Matter in Coal

    I. Introduction

    II. Mineral Matter in Coal: Origin, Characterization, and Implications for Coal-Processing Technologies

    III. Combustion

    IV. Gasification and Liquefaction

    V. Silicate Chemistry at Elevated Temperature and Its Relevance to Ash Fusion Phenomena


    Chemistry of Hydrogen Donor Solvents

    I. Introduction

    II. Solvent Effects on Dissolution Rates and Yields

    III. Solvent Effects on Product Quality

    IV. Chemical Mechanisms of the Actions of Liquefaction Solvents

    V. Evaluation of Donor Solvent Quality

    VI. Conclusions


    The Role of Noncovalent Bonding in Coal

    I. Introduction

    II. Hydrogen Bonding

    III. Charge Transfer Interactions in Coals

    IV. Related Studies on Petroleum Products

    V. Effect of Hydrogen Bonding and π-π Interactions on Physical Properties of Coal and Coal-Derived Liquids

    VI. Conclusions


    Solvent Extraction of Coal

    I. Introduction

    II. Solvent Properties and Coal Solubility

    III. Physical Aspects of Dissolution

    IV. Chemistry of Coal-Solvent Interactions

    V. Catalytic Effects during Coal Conversion

    VI. Effects of Coal Characteristics on Coal Conversion

    VII. Solubilization of Coal

    VIII. Supercritical Gas Extraction

    IX. Solvent Extraction Technology

    X. Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: December 1, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191560

About the Editors

Martin L. Gorbaty

John W. Larsen

Irving Wender

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