Management of Coking Coal Resources - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128031605, 9780128031872

Management of Coking Coal Resources

1st Edition

Authors: Dilip Kumar Deepak Kumar
eBook ISBN: 9780128031872
Paperback ISBN: 9780128031605
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th August 2015
Page Count: 318
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Description

Management of Coking Coal Resources provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach that includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications.

This type of approach galvanizes the excavation, processing methods, and end uses of coal as an energy and steelmaking source, thus ensuring that the supply of coking coal meets the future demands of the rapidly expanding economies in India and other developing countries.

The book provides information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield, addressing actionable plans for methods of extraction, master plans for mine fires, subsidence management, land use planning, and sustainable mining.

Users will find a multidisciplinary reference that presents the broad range of applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach
  • Includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications
  • Presents information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield
  • Includes a broad range of the applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction

Readership

Geoscientists, exploration geologists, mineralogists

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Abstract
    • 1.1. Problems
    • 1.2. The Objective of This Book
    • 1.3. Supply Chain Management
    • 1.4. Resurgence of the Indian Coal Industry
  • Chapter 2: Latest Developments in the Iron and Steel Industry
    • Abstract
    • 2.1. Global Perspective
    • 2.2. Indian Steel Industry
  • Chapter 3: Evaluation of Coking Coal Resources and Reserves
    • Abstract
    • 3.1. Definition of Resources and Reserves
    • 3.2. International Classification of Coals
    • 3.3. Measurement of Coking Propensity
    • 3.4. Indian Classification of Coking Coal
    • 3.5. Description of Coalfields
    • 3.6. Estimation of Minable Reserves
    • 3.7. Growth Rate Analysis
    • 3.8. Geological Exploration
  • Chapter 4: Rational Implementation of Mining Technology
    • Abstract
    • 4.1. The Journey Through the Digital Age
    • 4.2. The ERP System
    • 4.3. Total Quality Management (TQM)
    • 4.4. Productivity Management
    • 4.5. Mining Strategies and Related Issues
    • 4.6. Innovation, Globalization, and Local Flexibility
    • 4.7. The History of Indian Coal Mining
    • 4.8. Extractability
    • 4.9. Selective Mining
    • 4.10. Special Mining Methods
    • 4.11. Highwall Mining
    • 4.12. Integrated Coal Preparation Through Deshaling
    • 4.13. Implementation of IT in India
    • 4.14. Quality Control at Coal Mines
    • 4.15. Revitalization of the Jharia Coalfield
    • 4.16. Concluding Remarks
    • Appendix: Underground Coal Mining – New Dimensions
  • Chapter 5: Solutions to Transportation Problems
    • Abstract
    • 5.1. Preamble
    • 5.2. Storage and Handling
    • 5.3. Rail Transportation
    • 5.4. Pipeline Transport
    • 5.5. Potentiality of Pipeline Transport in India
    • 5.6. Process Design Considerations for Pipeline Transport
    • 5.7. The Suitability of Pipeline Transportation for Coking Coal
    • 5.8. Transport of (−6 mm) Coal by Pipeline
    • 5.9. The Logistics of Transportation
    • 5.10. Discussion
    • 5.11. Pipeline Transportation of Different Minerals
    • 5.12. Final Comments on Transportation Bottlenecks
  • Chapter 6: Societal Responsibility and Economic Viability
    • Abstract
    • 6.1. The Background to Sustainable Mining
    • 6.2. Economic Viability
    • Appendix: Guidelines for the Preparation of a Final Mine Closure Plan
  • Chapter 7: Conclusions
    • Abstract
    • 7.1. Characterization of the Coking Coal Sector
    • 7.2. Solutions to Special Problems
    • 7.3. Captive Coal Mining – Hindsight
    • 7.4. Further Development – Issues and Ideas
    • 7.5. Framework
    • Appendix: Nomenclature
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
318
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128031872
Paperback ISBN:
9780128031605

About the Author

Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar graduated from Bengal Engineering and Science University with Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering in 1965. He received his Master’s degree in mineral process engineering from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium in 1971 and his Doctorate in mining engineering and mine economics from Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 1994. In Canada, he expanded his training to include a certificate in general business.

He has worked in the mining industry in different countries including Germany, Algeria, India, and Canada. He joined CMPDI in 1976 and became Chief Engineer in 1996 before his voluntary retirement in 1997. He has worked in the coal industry for twenty-five years and also in other mineral sectors for several years. His research interests are coal mining and processing, steel metallurgy, mineral processing, mine economics, and mine management with special reference to integration of supply chain.

He was responsible for the preparation of various types of project reports, manuals, tender specifications, evaluation of offers, pollution control measures, and techno-economic analyses. He has published extensively. At present, he is living in Canada and occupied with technical writing and consulting.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Chief Mining Scientist, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) Ranchi, India

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar is a seasoned professional delivering business value with a balance of education and experience. He specializes in Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Business Process Improvement and Project Management. He has worked in different industry verticals - including Air Traffic Management, Aviation, Defense, Forestry, Public Sector, Real Estate, Satellite Data Processing, and Simulation Games in North America and Europe.

His M.B.A. is in General Management and Business Technology Management from the University of British Columbia in Canada. He has worked for companies such as Raytheon, Macdonald Dettwiller & Associates, and is currently working for a manufacturing company in the Forestry / Resource industry. He provides a management perspective to the content of this book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Business Analyst, Norbord Inc., Canada