The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Coal Supply Chains, Volume One, Second Edition presents a comprehensive analysis of the latest technology and practices. The book provides authoritative insights into a variety of case studies to help readers identify the most appropriate technologies to take coal, and its associated by-products, into an essential cleaner environment that includes integrated energy systems. The book's expertise highlights the future direction of coal use towards more efficient and clean usage. Key emerging topics such as hybrid technologies, integrated power and chemical processes, and advanced CO2 abatement strategies are explored, with a focus on economic and sustainable values.In addition, the book includes two brand new chapters on the optimization of mine development and the impacts of tailings treatment. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in the coal mining, preparation and utilization industry, those in the power sector, including plant operators and engineers, and researchers and academics interested in this field.
Reflects the latest knowledge on coal production supply chains, from analysis to extraction and distribution
Explores sustainable coal characterization, 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
Includes two brand new chapters on Optimization and Strategies in Mine Development and The Impacts of Tailings Treatment Obligations
Energy experts, engineers, planners, researchers in the coal industry; decision makers in energy resource, supply, technology and policy; students of clean coal technologies. Professionals in mining and metallurgy industries
Table of Contents
Part I 1. Coal formation 2. Coal petrography 3. Coal resources and reserves 4. Coal sampling 5. Coal analysis 6. Aspects of surface chemistry of coal and its characterization in fine coal processing 7. Overview of Industrial Utilization of coal
Part II 8. Advances in coal mining technology 9. Underground coal gasification 10. Coal Preparation fundamentals 11. Coal comminution and sizing 12. Cleaning of coarse and small coal 13. Cleaning of fine and ultrafine coal 14. Solid-liquid separation technologies for coal 15. Treatment of coal tailings 16. Economic factors affecting coal preparation plant design worldwide
Part III 17. Optimization, simulation and control of coal preparation plants 18. Supply chain management for bulk materials in the coal industry 19. Coal conveying 20. Coal handling aling the supply chain 21. Transportation by rail and sea in the coal industry
Dave Osborne is a coal technology specialist with global experience in coal preparation, quality assurance and technical marketing through direct involvement in all facets of the subject area. He is internationally renowned and actively involved in international professional institutions and organisations. Dave’s experience includes Head of Coal Technology for Anglo American Coal and Group Manager of Coal Technology for Xstrata Coal. Dave has a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and PhD in Applied Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Dave also earned a postgraduate certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Pennsylvania State University.
Affiliations and Expertise
Industry Advisor, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd, Brisbane Qld, Australia