The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

Book description

Coal remains 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 2 explores global coal use in industry.

Part one is an introductory section which reviews the social and economic value of coal, emissions from coal utilisation, the handling, impact and utilisation of coal waste, and an exploration of emerging and future issues around industrial coal utilization. Chapters in part two highlight coal resources, production and use in established markets as well as the emerging markets of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, and China. Part three focuses specifically on coal utilisation in industry. Chapters consider thermal coal utilisation, coal use in iron and steel metallurgy, advances in pulverised fuel technology, and the evaluation of coal for thermal and metallurgical applications. Further chapters explore coal utilisation in the cement and concrete industries, coal gasification and conversion, and value-in-use assessment for thermal and metallurgical coal. A final chapter summarises the anticipated future pathway towards sustainable, long-term coal use, suggesting transitions that will be needed to ensure cleaner utilisation for many decades to come.

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.

  • Reviews the social and economic value of coal, emissions from coal utilisation, and the handling, impact and utilisation of coal waste
  • Explores emerging and future issues around industrial coal utilization
  • Highlights coal resources, production and use in established markets, as well as emerging markets such as Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, and China

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributor contact details
  6. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Professor Peter Fečko
  10. Part I: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Social and economic value of coal
      1. Abstract:
      2. 1.1 Introduction
      3. 1.2 The importance of electricity and low cost power
      4. 1.3 The role of coal in meeting growing energy demand
      5. 1.4 Clean coal technologies
      6. 1.5 Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: Environmental issues: emissions, pollution control, assessment and management
      1. Abstract:
      2. 2.1 Introduction
      3. 2.2 Emissions of acid gases
      4. 2.3 Fine particles
      5. 2.4 Trace elements
      6. 2.5 Environmental issues in iron making and advanced coal processing technologies
      7. 2.6 Control of emissions
      8. 2.7 Future trends
      9. 2.8 Sources of further information and advice
    3. Chapter 3: Coal waste: handling, pollution impacts and utilization
      1. Abstract:
      2. 3.1 Introduction
      3. 3.2 Potential uses of recoverable materials
      4. 3.3 Size enlargement, dewatering and drying of coal waste
      5. 3.4 Waste storage
      6. 3.5 Coal recovery from colliery waste dumps in the United Kingdom
    4. Chapter 4: Future industrial coal utilization: forecasts and emerging technological and regulatory issues
      1. Abstract:
      2. 4.1 Introduction
      3. 4.2 Forecasts for worldwide energy consumption
      4. 4.3 Major technology and regulatory issues for coal-fired power plants
      5. 4.4 Major technological issues for the production of metallurgical quality coke
  11. Part II: Global coal production
    1. Chapter 5: Coal resources, production and use in established markets
      1. Abstract:
      2. 5.1 Introduction
      3. 5.2 Australia
      4. 5.3 Canada
      5. 5.4 Germany
      6. 5.5 Hungary
      7. 5.6 Poland
      8. 5.7 South Africa
      9. 5.8 Turkey
      10. 5.9 UK
      11. 5.10 Ukraine
      12. 5.11 USA
    2. Chapter 6: Coal resources, production and use in Brazil
      1. Abstract:
      2. 6.1 Introduction
      3. 6.2 Coal use in Brazil
      4. 6.3 Blending philosophy for coke-making
      5. 6.4 Future trends
      6. 6.5 Use of coal for power generation in Brazil
    3. Chapter 7: Coal resources, production and use in the Russian Federation
      1. Abstract:
      2. 7.1 Introduction
      3. 7.2 Coal markets
      4. 7.3 Coal processing
      5. 7.4 Development of the coal industry
      6. 7.5 Summary
    4. Chapter 8: Coal Resources, Production and use in India
      1. Abstract:
      2. 8.1 Introduction
      3. 8.2 Primary energy resources: reserves and potential
      4. 8.3 India’s current and future energy needs, opportunities and challenges
      5. Conclusions
      6. 8.4 Coal washing: an introduction
      7. 8.5 Key drivers for and barriers to washing Indian domestic coals
      8. 8.6 Current status of coal preparation
      9. 8.7 Coal washing challenges
      10. 8.8 Future trends for coal washing
      11. 8.9 Acknowledgement
    5. Chapter 9: Coal Resources, Production and Use in Indonesia
      1. Abstract:
      2. 9.1 Introduction
      3. 9.2 Coal Consumption and Export
      4. 9.3 Coal Utilisation and Clean Coal Technologies
      5. 9.4 Conclusion
    6. Chapter 10: Coal Resources, Production and Use in China
      1. Abstract:
      2. 10.1 Introduction
      3. 10.2 Coal production and consumption
      4. 10.3 Coal production, transportation and safety for mining
      5. 10.4 China’s power sector
      6. 10.5 Coal gasification and poly-generation in China
      7. 10.6 Metallurgical coal use
      8. 10.7 Conclusion
  12. Part III: Coal utilisation in industry
    1. Chapter 11: Thermal coal utilization
      1. Abstract:
      2. 11.1 Introduction
      3. 11.2 Technology developments in thermal coal utilization
      4. 11.3 Formation of pollutants and emission control technologies
      5. 11.4 Thermal coal utilization in a carbon constrained world
      6. 11.5 Conclusion and future trends
    2. Chapter 12: Coal use in iron and steel metallurgy
      1. Abstract:
      2. 12.1 Introduction
      3. 12.2 Cokemaking
      4. 12.3 Blast furnace ironmaking
      5. 12.4 Coal-based direct reduction processes
      6. 12.5 Self-reducing burden materials for the blast furnace and direct reduction
      7. 12.6 Smelting reduction processes
      8. 12.7 Electric steelmaking and further uses of carbon in iron and steel metallurgy
      9. 12.8 Future trends: a steel industry without coal?
    3. Chapter 13: Advances in pulverised fuel technology: understanding coal comminution, combustion and ash deposition
      1. Abstract:
      2. 13.1 Introduction
      3. 13.2 Coal grinding
      4. 13.3 Grinding and breakage mechanisms
      5. 13.4 Grinding difficult coals
      6. 13.5 Combustion processes
      7. 13.6 Ash deposition in pulverised fuel boilers
    4. Chapter 14: Evaluation of coal for metallurgical applications
      1. Abstract:
      2. 14.1 Introduction
      3. 14.2 Coals for use in coke-making
      4. 14.3 Coals for use in pulverised coal injection (PCI)
      5. 14.4 Coals for use in alternative iron-making processes
      6. 14.5 Conclusion
      7. 14.6 Acknowledgements
    5. Chapter 15: Coal utilisation in the cement and concrete industries
      1. Abstract:
      2. 15.1 Introduction
      3. 15.2 Background
      4. 15.3 Cement manufacturing process
      5. 15.4 The rotary cement kiln
      6. 15.5 Coal’s contribution to cement clinker
      7. 15.6 Coal combustion products in concrete manufacture
      8. 15.7 Other issues of fly ash use in concrete
      9. 15.8 Future developments
    6. Chapter 16: Coal gasification and conversion
      1. Abstract:
      2. 16.1 Introduction
      3. 16.2 Conversion of coal to liquids and chemicals (CtL)
      4. 16.3 Gasification technologies
      5. 16.4 Coal properties and gasification performance
      6. 16.5 Tools for gasification performance assessment
      7. 16.6 Gasification as a route to efficient carbon capture
    7. Chapter 17: Value-in-use (VIU) assessment for thermal and metallurgical coal
      1. Abstract:
      2. 17.1 Introduction
      3. 17.2 Metallurgical coal
      4. 17.3 Value-in-use (VIU) considerations relevant to coke
      5. 17.4 Coke making
      6. 17.5 VIU considerations relevant to coking coal
      7. 17.6 Coal injection
      8. 17.7 VIU considerations relevant to PCI coal
      9. 17.8 Metallurgical coal VIU modelling and examples
      10. 17.9 Thermal coal and power plant performance
      11. 17.10 Thermal coal selection processes, coal supply chains and power plant performance improvement
      12. 17.11 Value-in-use assessment for thermal coal
      13. 17.12 Conclusion
    8. Chapter 18: Future directions toward more efficient and cleaner use of coal
      1. Abstracts:
      2. 18.1 Introduction
      3. 18.2 Future role of coal in the global economy
      4. 18.3 Collaboration along the coal supply chain
      5. 18.4 Developments in mining and processing technologies
      6. 18.5 Developments in coal utilisation for electricity generation
      7. 18.6 Developments in coal utilisation for iron ore reduction
      8. 18.7 Development of low emissions coal-based power generation technologies
      9. 18.8 Integrated coal complexes and polygeneration
      10. 18.9 Final words
      11. 18.10 Acknowledgments
  13. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production
  • Author(s): D Osborne
  • Release date: October 2013
  • Publisher(s): Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781782421177