K. Miller, ALS Ltd, Australia
Comprehensive coal evaluation programmes are formulated to identify and assess a coal’s metallurgical (coking) or thermal properties in terms of expected utilisation behaviour, environmental implications and value. This chapter covers the range of tests for coal analysis evaluation only.
In commercial terms, the value of a coal deposit is measured not only by the quantity of the deposit but more importantly by its quality, that is, its specific properties. It is the relationships of these specific properties, either acting alone or in combination, which determines ...