Coal Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121507022, 9781483191560

Coal Science

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: Martin L. Gorbaty John W. Larsen Irving Wender
eBook ISBN: 9781483191560
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 1983
Page Count: 312
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


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



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




No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1983
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Martin L. Gorbaty

John W. Larsen

Irving Wender

Ratings and Reviews