The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Second Edition, / Edition 2

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Thoroughly rewritten and updated to reflect the latest advances in technology and highlighting the environmental aspects now being emphasized within the coal industry, this Second Edition of a highly acclaimed reference/text provides a comprehensive overview of coal science—covering topics ranging from the origins of coal to mining and contemporary uses.

Maintaining and enhancing the clarity of presentation that made the first edition so popular, The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Second Edition:

  • Considers the implications of the Clean Air Act
  • Examines the effects of combustion products on the atmosphere
  • Details practical elements of coal evaluation procedures
  • Clarifies misconceptions concerning the organic structure of coal
  • Discusses the physical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties of coal
  • Analyzes the development and current status of combustion and gasification techniques
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A text that introduces the science of coal, beginning with the formation of coal in the ground and progressing through the various chemical and analytic aspects of coal science to the established and proposed processes for the production of a variety of gaseous and liquid fuels. This edition has been expanded and rewritten in keeping with changes in the coal industry over the decade since publication of the first edition, in particular giving due attention to the reaffirmation by the US for a clean environment evidenced by the passage of the Clean Air amendments in November 1990 and the serious consideration being given to the effects of combustion products (carbon dioxide) on the atmosphere. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824792008
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/7/1994
  • Series: Chemical Industries Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Classification, Origin, and Properties: Terminology and Classification. Geology and Resources. Coal as an Organic Sediment. Coal as an Organic Rock. Recovery. Preparation and Transportation. Mineral Matter. Evaluation. Properties. Solvent Extraction. Chemical Reactions. Thermal Decomposition. Organic Constituents. Combustion. Carbonization. Liquefaction Processes. Gasification. Clean Coal Technologies. Briquetting and Pelletizing. Gas Cleaning. Chemicals from Coal.

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