Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128126325

Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation

1st Edition

Authors: Dilip Kumar Deepak Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128126325
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 350
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Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation explains both the upstream and downstream of coal preparation, stressing clean coal technologies for coal utilization. It not only discusses the sustainability of coal preparation, but also considers the governance and management issues that come with fulfilling economic, social and environmental obligations of a sustainable mining operation. Divided in three parts, the book explains the preparation of coking and non-coking coal, clean technologies, the principles of sustainable management and emerging management issues. The inclusion of case studies also provides a practical perspective for the planning and design of coal preparation activities and environmental management.

Key Features

  • Offers an integrated approach to pursue sustainable management between mining, coal preparation and final use of coal
  • Explains the economic aspects of coal preparation in a modern/developing society with zero-waste concept
  • Compiles the best technologies from around the world
  • Uses India, a developing country, as a case study to apply technologies where there is maximum potential for application and benefit


Mining engineers, coal engineers, geophysicists, plant and mine operators. Environmental engineers, regulators, and consultants to the coal industry

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I – Sizing Principles
2. Size Characterization
3. Coal processing technology challenges and solutions
4. System Design
5. Blending
6. Standardization
7. Automation and Control
8. Basics of major unit operations
9. Fine Coal Treatment

Part II – Case Studies
10. Coking Coals
11. Non-coking Coals

Part III – Emerging Management Issues
12. Project Management
13. Maintenance management
14. Process Simulation and Performance Improvement
15. Strategic Planning of Human Resources
16. Sustainability
17. Summary and Conclusions

Appendix I: Mine mouth vis a vis central washery
Appendix II: Survey of global coal preparation


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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

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