By Dave Osborne
Volume 1: Coal Production
Volume 2: Coal Utilisation
Coal is a vital fossil gasoline source for lots of countries because of its huge closing assets, quite low creation and processing expense and strength excessive power depth. yes matters encompass its utilisation, even if, together with emissions of toxins and becoming drawback approximately weather swap. The coal guide: in the direction of purifier construction quantity 1 experiences the coal creation offer chain from research to extraction and distribution.
Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the economic use of coal in addition to coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and research. half strikes directly to evaluate coal extraction and guidance. Chapters spotlight advances in coal mining know-how, underground coal gasoline extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleansing, and solid-liquid separation applied sciences for coal. additional chapters specialize in monetary components affecting coal practise, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings remedy, and the optimisation, simulation and keep an eye on of coal education vegetation. eventually, half 3 considers elements of the coal provide chain together with the administration method and person features similar to coal mixing and homogenisation, transportation and dealing with alongside the full offer chain.
With its exotic editor and overseas workforce of specialist participants, The coal instruction manual Volumes 1 and a pair of is a entire and helpful source for execs within the coal mining, instruction, and utilisation undefined, these within the strength zone, together with plant operators and engineers, and researchers and lecturers attracted to this field.
- experiences the coal construction provide chain from research to extraction and distribution
- Explores coal characterisation, formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis
- Examines coal extraction and practise and highlights advances in coal mining know-how, underground coal gasoline extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleansing, and solid-liquid separation applied sciences
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While sub-critical plants can achieve eficiencies up to 35%, state-of-the-art USC plants can deliver much higher © Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2013 Industrial uses of coal 11 eficiency. The practical eficiency of a generating steam from a supercritical boiler is around 40% of the lower heating value of coal, while state-of-theart ultra-supercritical coal-ired units could provide thermal eficiencies of up to 47%. Commercial USC plants (> 1000 MWe) with design eficiencies up to 46% are operating in China and other parts of the world.
Coal-ired power generation is a major and traditional energy source in USA, Canada, and Australia, and is currently growing very rapidly in India and China. A recent Coal Industry Advisory Board report (CIAB report, 2011) has highlighted that the world will remain dependent on the continued use of coal for many decades. Coal use is projected to grow by over 60% from 2006 to 2030, such that the developing countries will use 97% of the projected increase. However, coal is the most CO2 intensive fossil fuel and is responsible for over 40% of all energy related CO2 emissions.
Professor Fečko was co-author of Chapter 3 in Volume 2 of The coal handbook. For many years, he had been a worker at the Institute of Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Mining and Geology of the Mining College – Technical University of Ostrava. The funeral took place on 14 March 2012 in the Church of St Maximilian in Hukvaldy. Professor Peter Fečko, CSc, was born on 21 June 1960 in Stropkov in Slovakia. After inishing his studies at the grammar school in Prešov in 1979, he commenced his university studies at the Mining Faculty of VŠT in Košice in the ield of mineral processing, focusing on environmental protection.