The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782421535, 9781782424291

The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

1st Edition

Editors: Dave Osborne
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421535
eBook ISBN: 9781782424291
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 31st October 2013
Page Count: 1360
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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The two volumes of The coal handbook present a systematic and comprehensive review of coal production and utilisation in industrial applications, from power plants to steel and iron making, with emphasis on cleaner production. Volume 1 Coal production opens with chapters on coal characterisation. Following sections address important coal extraction and preparation technologies and the coal supply chain. After an introductory section exploring the social and economic value of coal and emissions from coal utilisation, Volume 2 concentrates on global coal production and coal use in industry.

Key Features

  • Reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution
  • Explores coal characterisation, formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis
  • Examines coal extraction and preparation and highlights advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies
  • Readership

    Experts, engineers and managers in research institutes for mining, metallurgy and materials science, steel industry, mining companies and steel plant building companies; University students and academics in the fields of metallurgy and materials engineering, mining, and environmental management and recycling

    Table of Contents

    VOLUME 1:
    Part I: Introduction and coal characterization

    Chapter 1: Industrial uses of coal

    Chapter 2: Coal formation

    Chapter 3: Coal petrography

    Chapter 4: Coal resources and reserves

    Chapter 5: Coal sampling

    Chapter 6: Coal analysis

    Part II: Coal extraction and preparation

    Chapter 7: Advances in coal mining technology

    Chapter 8: Underground coal gasification

    Chapter 9: Coal comminution and sizing

    Chapter 10: Cleaning of coarse and small coal

    Chapter 11: Cleaning of fine and ultrafine coal

    Chapter 12: Surface chemistry fundamentals in fine coal processing

    Chapter 13: Solid–liquid separation technologies for coal

    Chapter 14: Economic factors affecting coal preparation: plant design worldwide and case studies illustrating economic impact

    Chapter 15: Post-treatment of coal

    Chapter 16: Treatment of coal tailings

    Chapter 17: Optimization, simulation and control of coal preparation plants

    Part III: Coal supply chain

    Chapter 18: Supply chain management for bulk materials in the coal industry

    Chapter 19: Coal conveying

    Chapter 20: Coal handling along the supply chain

    Chapter 21: Transportation by rail and sea in the coal industry


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    About the Editor

    Dave Osborne

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    Xstrata Technology Pty Ltd, Australia

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