Applied Coal Petrology Book
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Applied Coal Petrology

  • Author : Isabel Suárez-Ruiz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0080951546

Applied Coal Petrology Excerpt :

This book is an integrated approach towards the applications of coal (organic) petrology and discusses the role of this science in the field of coal and coal-related topics. Coal petrology needs to be seen as a continuum of organic (macerals) and inorganic (minerals and trace elements) contributions to the total coal structure, with the overprint of coal rank. All this influences the behavior of coal in utilization, the coal by-products, the properties of coal as a reservoir for methane or a sequestration site for carbon dioxide, and the relationships of coal utilization with health and environmental issues. The interaction of coal properties and coal utilization begins at the mine face. The breakage of the coal in mining influences its subsequent beneficiation. Beneficiation is fundamental to the proper combustion of coal and is vital to the preparation of the feedstock for the production of metallurgical coke. An understanding of basic coal properties is important for achieving reductions in trace element emissions and improving the efficiency of combustion and combined-cycle gasification. The production of methane from coal beds is related to the properties of the in situ coal. Similarly, coal bed sequestration of carbon dioxide produced from combustion is dependent on the reservoir properties. Environmental problems accompany coal on its way from the mine to the point of utilization and beyond. Health aspects related with coal mining and coal utilization are also included because, in planning for coal use, it is impossible to separate environmental and health issues from the discussion of coal utilization. The book is aimed at a wide audience, ranging from researchers, lecturers and students to professionals in industry and discusses issues (such as the environmental, and health) that are of concern to the general public as a whole. This book focuses on the applications of coal (organic) petrology to our modern society It is an integrated approach to help the re

The Role of Organic Petrology in the Exploration of Conventional and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Systems Book

The Role of Organic Petrology in the Exploration of Conventional and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Systems

  • Author : Isabel Suárez-Ruiz
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-08-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681084633

The Role of Organic Petrology in the Exploration of Conventional and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Systems Excerpt :

Organic petrology is a discipline of geology which integrates multidisciplinary approaches for the exploration and evaluation of fossil fuel resources by conventional and unconventional procedures. Organic petrology has brought forth new, powerful analytical tools for the characterization of geological hydrocarbon systems, thus providing information where previous analytical techniques prove to be less effective. The reference provides a broad, comprehensive source of information about the application of organic petrology in the investigation of geological formations related with the production and accumulation of oil and gas. Eleven chapters cover a variety of topics (kerogens, dispersed organic matter systems, sedimentary organic matter systems, oil and gas shales, etc.). Additional information in chapters referring to examples in specific geographical locations provides a global perspective of hydrocarbon exploration. The book is an introductory reference for all scholars involved in applied organic petrology of hydrocarbon systems including graduate and undergraduate geology students, engineers and lab technicians. [Series intro] Geology: Current and Future Developments is a book series that brings together the latest contributions to geological research. Each volume features chapters contributed by academic scholars / professional experts from around the world. The scope of the book series includes (but is not limited to) topics such as plate tectonics, climate science, hydrocarbon exploration, mineral exploration, and environmental science. This series is intended as a useful compendium of scholarly reference material for geology students and professionals.

New Trends in Coal Conversion Book

New Trends in Coal Conversion

  • Author : Isabel Suarez-Ruiz
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022023

New Trends in Coal Conversion Excerpt :

New Trends in Coal Conversion: Combustion, Gasification, Emissions, and Coking covers the latest advancements in coal utilization, including coal conversion processes and mitigation of environmental impacts, providing an up-to-date source of information for a cleaner and more environmentally friendly use of coal, with a particular emphasis on the two biggest users of coal—utilities and the steel industry. Coverage includes recent advances in combustion co-firing, gasification, and on the minimization of trace element and CO2 emissions that is ideal for plant engineers, researchers, and quality control engineers in electric utilities and steelmaking. Other sections cover new advances in clean coal technologies for the steel industry, technological advances in conventional by-products, the heat-recovery/non-recovering cokemaking process, and the increasing use of low-quality coals in coking blends. Readers will learn how to make more effective use of coal resources, deliver higher productivity, save energy and reduce the environmental impact of their coal utilization. Provides the current state-of-the-art and ongoing activities within coal conversion processes, with an emphasis on emerging technologies for the reduction of CO2 and trace elements Discusses innovations in cokemaking for improved efficiency, energy savings and reduced environmental impact Include case studies and examples throughout the book

Coal Geology Book

Coal Geology

  • Author : Larry Thomas
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-07-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119424260

Coal Geology Excerpt :

A global exploration of coal geology, from production and use to chemical properties and coal petrology Coal Geology, 3rd Edition, offers a revised and updated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensive overview of the field of coal geology including coal geophysics, hydrogeology and mining. Also covered in this volume are fully revised coverage of resource and reserve definitions, equipment and recording techniques together with the use of coal as an alternative energy source as well as environmental implications. This third edition provides a textbook ideally suited to anyone studying, researching or working in the field of coal geology, geotechnical engineering and environmental science. Fills the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry Examines sedimentological and stratigraphical geology, together with mining, geophysics, hydrogeology, environmental issues and coal marketing Defines global coal resource classifications and methods of calculation Addresses the alternative uses of coal as a source of energy Covers a global approach to coal producers and consumers

Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies  2013 Edition Book

Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies 2013 Edition

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 717
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490109466

Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies 2013 Edition Excerpt :

Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Oil and Gas Research. The editors have built Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Oil and Gas Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at



  • Author : Adeniyi A. Afonja
  • Publisher : ChudacePublishing
  • Release Date : 2022-06-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx


Coal has been a major energy source for centuries. In 2021, coal provided around 28% of the total global primary energy requirements and 47% of the electricity demand. Coal also fuels around 80% of the world’s total iron and steel production. In spite of current global efforts to decarbonize the global environment by eliminating coal (the most polluting fossil fuel) all projections indicate that it will remain prominent in the global energy scene in the foreseeable future, filling about 21% of the primary energy demand and providing around 35% of electricity in 2040. Coal is also a precursor to many valuable gaseous and liquid fuels, premium chemicals and high-technology carbon materials. This book serves as an introduction to the extensive science and technology of coal, in particular, the properties which largely determine the utilization potentials of one of the world’s most valuable primary energy resources.

Anthracologic Analysis Book

Anthracologic Analysis

  • Author : Gilbert Haven Cady
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Coal
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435028227817

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Ash from Coal and Biomass Combustion Book

Ash from Coal and Biomass Combustion

  • Author : Ashok K. Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030569815

Ash from Coal and Biomass Combustion Excerpt :

This is a concise book with comprehensive information on coal and biomass ash generated from their combustion in thermal power plants. It presents detailed studies on ash generated from contrasting coal and biomass feedstocks, and provides a comparative evaluation of these different ashes in terms of their origin, properties, environmental hazards. Potential utilizations with specific advantages and disadvantages of the respective ashes are elaborated in detail, including some innovative means of ash utilization for value addition purposes. By addressing both the theory and commercial exploitation of these products, this book will be helpful for industrialists, academicians and researchers alike.

Petrology Book


  • Author : Ali Al-Juboury
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2012-01-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533078007

Petrology Excerpt :

Petrology, New Perspectives and Applications is designed for advanced graduate courses and professionals in petrology. The book includes eight chapters that are focused on the recent advances and application of modern petrologic and geochemical methods for the understanding of igneous, metamorphic and even sedimentary rocks. Research studies contained in this volume provide an overview of application of modern petrologic techniques to rocks of diverse origins. They reflect a wide variety of settings (from South America to the Far East, and from Africa to Central Asia) as well as ages ranging from late Precambrian to late Cenozoic, with several on Mesozoic/Cenozoic volcanism.

Geology of Coal Deposits of South Limburg  The Netherlands Book

Geology of Coal Deposits of South Limburg The Netherlands

  • Author : J.H.L. Voncken
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030182861

Geology of Coal Deposits of South Limburg The Netherlands Excerpt :

This book offers an up-to-date overview of the coal deposits of South Limburg (Netherlands), the Aachen area (Germany), and the Campine area (Belgium). Although the amount of available literature on these coal deposits is quite vast, the majority of the texts date back to the mid-twentieth century, and most publications focus more on the stratigraphy of the coal layers and the rank of the coal. Moreover, the concept of continental drift is largely ignored in these publications. In addition to providing updated information, this book also discusses coal mining in these regions; the formation and petrography of coal; and the geological evolution of Western Europe/the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. In order to explain the tropical nature of the flora in the Carboniferous period, paleogeographic aspects are also taken into account.

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal Book
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The Chemistry and Technology of Coal

  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 845
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439836484

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal Excerpt :

The demand for coal use (for electricity generation) and coal products, particularly liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks, is increasing throughout the world. Traditional markets such as North America and Europe are experiencing a steady increase in demand whereas emerging Asian markets, such as India and China, are witnessing a rapid surge in dema

Stach s Textbook of Coal Petrology Book

Stach s Textbook of Coal Petrology

  • Author : Erich Stach
  • Publisher : Lubrecht & Cramer Limited
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Coal
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4125526

Stach s Textbook of Coal Petrology Excerpt :

Coal petrology has undergone extremely rapid development since the appearance of the Second Edition of the "Textbook of Coal Petrology" in 1975. The advances have been not only in the techniques and methods used but also in applications to geological and industrial problems. The surprisingly rapid depletion of all available stocks of the Second Edition can be attributed, among other things, to the fact that those now keenly interested in the techniques and results of coal petrology include not only coal scientists but also geologists, geophysicists and petrologists in neighbouring fields. Much new information has become available on matters relating to coal facies and the origin of macerals as a result of studies on North American peat occurrences and of fluorescence microscopy of coals and oil shales. As with petroleum research, some of the most significant advances have come from the integration of coal petrographic and organic geochemical studies. Computers have led to technical advances in maceral analysis, reflectance measurement and the characterization of fluorescence spectra. Reflected light fluorescence microscopy has been notably productive of new results for both coals and petroleum source rocks. It is for this reason that the Third Edition of the "Textbook" includes two colour plates to illustrate fluorescence. Microscopic techniques for the determination of rank have been of special value since measurements of vitrinite reflectance in different rocks are applied to the assessment of the degree of diagenesis and metamorphism, to unravelling the tectonic history of sedimentary basins and to estimating palaeogeothermal gradients. In petroleum geology the reflectance of vitrinite is now widely accepted as the best measure of maturity of source rocks. The use of fluorescence microscopy has become indispensable to the petroleum industry because it enables oil-generating macerals to be recognized and their abundance estimated. "Coal petrology" in a narrow sens