Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation

Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation

1st Edition - May 31, 2018

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  • Authors: Dilip Kumar, Deepak Kumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126325
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126356

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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

  • Part I General
    1. Introduction
    2. Coal Usage and Control of CO2 Emissions
    3. System Design of Coal Washing
    4. Coal Sizing
    5. Wet Cleaning Process by Major Unit Operations
    6. Dry Cleaning Process

    Part II Case studies
    7. Coking Coal Washing
    8. Fine Coal Washing
    9. Non-Coking Coal Washing
    10.  High-Sulfur Coal Washing

    Part III Sustainable management  
    11. Emerging Sustainability Issues
    12. Dust Control
    13. Abatement of Noise Pollution
    14. Water Circuits Design and Tailings Management
    15. Magnetite Circuits Control
    16. Washery By-products Management
    17. Human Resources Management
    18. Maintenance Management
    19. Economic Appraisal
    20. Conclusions

    I. Locating a Central Washery – Economies of Scale
    II. The Role of PESTEL Analysis

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: May 31, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128126325
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128126356

About the Authors

Dilip Kumar

Dr. Dilip Kumar obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India. He also has a Master’s degree in mineral processing from the Université de Mons, Belgium and a Doctoral degree in minerals engineering from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria. Dr. Kumar's expertise is in coal prepartion, and he has international professional experience in countries like India, Germany, Algeria, and Canada. He is widely published and has authored a book on the "Management of Coking Coal Resources." Dr. Kumar was also a recipient of the Rajendra Prasad Memorial Prize of Institution of Engineers (India). At present, he is engaged in consultancy and technical writing following his retirement as the Chief Mining Scientist of Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) in Ranchi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar holds a Bachelor’s degree in software engineering and an MBA from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has worked professionally in North America and Western Europe and specializes in business strategy, business transformation, business process improvement, and project management. Currently, as a Portfolio Manager and a Management Consultant for Central 1 Credit Union, Canada, Deepak is successfully looking after corporate projects and advising the executive leadership team. Previous publications include co-authoring a book titled “Management of Coking Coal Resources." He provides a management perspective to the content of this book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Business Analyst, Norbord Inc., Canada

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