Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining & Utilization

Environmental Impacts of Coal Mining & Utilization

A Complete Revision of Environmental Implications of Expanded Coal Utilization

1st Edition - February 23, 1987

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  • Editors: M.J. Chadwick, N.H. Highton, N. Lindman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286303

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As coal is considered as a substitute for other fuels, more serious attention is being given to the environmental impacts of the whole coal fuel cycle: mining, transport, storage, combustion and conversion. This volume presents an up-to-date account of these environmental impacts and the recent developments to combat and control them. A feature of the book is the way in which it discusses not only the experience and developments in North America and Western Europe but also presents much information made available for this study on the developments in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe.


For professionals in coal technology, environmental analysis, energy risk assessment and management and for graduate students in mining engineering, chemical engineering and environmental technology courses.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations and acronyms. Units, conversions and equivalents. Elements and chemical compounds. Coal in the international energy scene. Land disturbance and reclamation after mining. Resource demands of coal production. Environmental impacts of coal transportation. Coal combustion. Coal conversion technologies. Application of the exposure commitment model to coal utilization emission problems. The environmental significance of trace elements from coal combustion and conversion processes. The environmental significance of coal-derived carbon compounds. Occupational and environmental health problems from coal utilization and conversion. The effect of coal utilization emissions on natural and man-managed terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Index.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: February 23, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286303

About the Editors

M.J. Chadwick

N.H. Highton

N. Lindman

Affiliations and Expertise

Beijer Institute Centre for Resource Assessment & Management, University of York, UK & Beijer Institute, Royal Swedish Academy of Science

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