The Coal Handbook Towards Cleaner Production Volume1 : Coal Production

  • Author: Dave Osborne
  • Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 9780857094223
  • Pages: 760
  • Binding: Hard Binding
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2013
  • Price USD: 345.00


About The Book

Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low production and processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution.

Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis. Part two moves on to review coal extraction and preparation. Chapters highlight advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies for coal. Further chapters focus on economic factors affecting coal preparation, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings treatment, and the optimisation, simulation and control of coal preparation plants. Finally, part three considers aspects of the coal supply chain including the management approach and individual functions such as coal blending and homogenisation, transportation and handling along the entire supply chain.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, The coal handbook Volumes 1 and 2 is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for professionals in the coal mining, preparation, and utilisation industry, those in the power sector, including plant operators and engineers, and researchers and academics interested in this field.

Table Of Contents

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Part I: Introduction and coal characterization
Chapter 1: Industrial uses of coal
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Coal use in the power generation industry
1.3 Coal use in the steel industry
1.4 Coal use in the cement industry
1.5 Coal conversion and other industries
1.6 In situ gasification
1.7 Conclusion
Chapter 2: Coal formation
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Coal formation
2.3 Coal types
2.4 Differences in coalification history
2.5 Coal properties and standards for coal classification systems
2.6 Sources of further information and advice
2.7 Future trends
2.8 References
Chapter 3: Coal petrography
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Macerals and minerals in coal
3.3 Lithotypes, microlithotypes and abnormal conditions found in coal
3.4 The impact of petrographic characteristics on the technological properties of coal
3.5 Development of modern techniques in coal petrographic analysis
3.6 Conclusion
Chapter 4: Coal resources and reserves
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Classification of coal resources and reserves
4.3 Calculation of coal resources and reserves
4.4 Reporting of coal resources and reserves
4.5 World coal reserves
4.6 Future trends
4.7 References
Chapter 5: Coal sampling
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Accounting for heterogeneity in coal sampling
5.3 Other principles of sampling
5.4 Types of sampling systems
5.5 Sample preparation
5.6 Future trends
5.7 Conclusion
5.8 References
Chapter 6: Coal analysis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Typical metallurgical (coking) and thermal coal tests
6.3 Proximate analysis
6.4 Sulfur
6.5 Calorific value
6.6 Ultimate analysis
6.7 Carbonate carbon
6.8 Common thermal coal tests
6.9 Common coking coal tests
6.10 Petrographic analysis
6.11 Further considerations and future trends
6.12 Appendix: standards for coal quality evaluation
Part II: Coal extraction and preparation
Chapter 7: Advances in coal mining technology
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Coal extraction methods
7.3 Advances in mining technology
7.4 Systems and information
7.5 Automation in practice
7.6 Future trends and conclusions
7.7 References
Chapter 8: Underground coal gasification
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Lessons learnt from previous trials
8.3 Impact of new technologies
8.4 Current trends
8.5 Conclusion and future trends
8.6 References
Chapter 9: Coal comminution and sizing
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Coal breakers, crushers and sizers
9.3 Coal sizing: an introduction
9.4 Coal screening and classification
9.5 Conclusion
9.6 References
Chapter 10: Cleaning of coarse and small coal
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Theory
10.3 Dense medium separation
10.4 Wet gravity separation
10.5 Dry separation
10.6 Conclusion and future trends
10.7 Sources of further information and advice
10.8 References
Chapter 11: Cleaning of fine and ultrafine coal
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Fine gravity separators
11.3 Froth flotation technologies and circuit variations
11.4 Dry fine coal separations
11.5 Future trends
11.6 References
Chapter 12: Surface chemistry fundamentals in fine coal processing
12.1 Surface properties of coal
12.2 Coal flotation
12.3 Solid–liquid separation
12.4 Fine coal handleability
12.5 Rheology effects in fine coal processing
12.6 References
Chapter 13: Solid–liquid separation technologies for coal
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Overview of solid–liquid separation (SLS)
13.3 Pre-treatment
13.4 Centrifugal SLS
13.5 Vacuum filtration
13.6 Pressure filtration
13.7 Thermal drying
13.8 SLS equipment selection
13.9 Emerging and future trends
13.10 Conclusion
13.11 Sources of further information and advice
13.12 References
Chapter 14: Economic factors affecting coal preparation: plant design worldwide and case studies illustrating economic impact
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Current steam coal circuit design
14.3 Current metallurgical coal circuit design
14.4 Case studies
14.5 Poorly liberated coal
14.6 Water constrained plants
14.7 Future trends
14.8 References
Chapter 15: Post-treatment of coal
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Estimating required liberation size
15.3 Milling coal for liberation
15.4 Chemically treating raw coal for liberation
15.5 Beneficiation
15.6 Chemical cleaning
15.7 Dewatering
15.8 Drying
15.9 Separation of clays
15.10 Other technologies
15.11 Acknowledgements
15.12 References
15.13 Appendix: Nomenclature and abbreviations used
Chapter 16: Treatment of coal tailings
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Thickening
16.3 Tailings’ dewatering technologies
16.4 Water recirculation, discharge and process control
16.5 Conclusion and future trends
Chapter 17: Optimization, simulation and control of coal preparation plants
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Yield maximization
17.3 Circuit simulation
17.4 Industrial case studies
17.5 Conclusion
17.6 Future trends
17.7 References
Part III: Coal supply chain
Chapter 18: Supply chain management for bulk materials in the coal industry
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Implementation approach
18.3 The raw material value chain
18.4 Customer-related management aspects
18.5 Optimisation
18.6 Future trends
18.7 References
Chapter 19: Coal conveying
19.1 Introduction to belt conveyor technology
19.2 Belt selection
19.3 Design of large conveyor systems
19.4 Integrated crushing systems
19.5 References
Chapter 20: Coal handling along the supply chain
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Conveying
20.3 Coal storage
20.4 Shiploading/unloading and trainloading/ unloading
20.5 Crushing stations
20.6 Auxiliaries
20.7 Conclusion
Chapter 21: Transportation by rail and sea in the coal industry
21.1 Introduction: the coal transportation system
21.2 Rail car loading
21.3 Ships and ship loading: fundamental issues
21.4 Achieving high shiploading rates and safe carriage of cargo
21.5 Deballasting and transportable moisture limit (TML)
21.6 Pit-to-port and end-user simulation
21.7 Optimization of existing facilities
21.8 Delivery–cycle challenges
21.9 Trends in cargo shipping
21.10 Trends in terminal developments
21.11 Coal port and shipping route projects in planning or progress
21.12 Conclusion
21.13 Dedication
21.14 References
21.15 Appendix: common shipping terms

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