Coal Geology

Author: Larry Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471485315

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Coal Geology provides a complete integrated handbook on coal and all its properties, covering the physical and chemical properties of coal as well as coal petrology. It describes the age and occurence of coal; coal sampling and analysis; coal exploration; geophysics and hydrogeology of coal and coal mining techniques. It also discusses environmental concerns and computer technology, and includes an update on global coal reserves and production figures. First reference book to cover all aspects of coal geology in one volume Includes current thinking on environmental issues Presents a useful synopsis of the alternative uses of coal as a fuel Contains the distribution and reserves of coal deposits worldwide Offers a summary of the use of computing in coal studies, as well as coal sales and marketing opportunities Includes International Standards listings This up-to-date handbook successfully bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology and the practical role of geology in the coal industry and will be invaluable for all professionals and students in coal geology, geotechnical and mining engineering, and environmental science.

Coal Geology

Author: Larry Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118385721

Category: Science

Page: 472

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Coal Geology, second edition, offers a thoroughly revised andupdated edition of this popular book which provides a comprehensiveoverview of the field of coal geology. Coal Geology covers all aspects of coal geology in one volume,bridging the gap between the academic aspects and the practicalrole of geology in the coal industry. The object of the bookis to provide the reader with a with a description of the originsof coal together with the physical and chemical properties of coaland coal petrology before proceeding to cover all areas ofcoal exploration, production and use. Bridges the gap between academic aspects of coal geology andthe practical role of geology in the coal industry Examines historical and stratigraphical geology, together withmining, environmental issues, geophysics and hydrogeology and themarketing of coal Defines worldwide coal resource classifications and methods ofcalculation Addresses the alternative uses of coal as a source of energy,together with the environmental implications of coalusage Includes improved illustrations including a colour section Offers a global approach covering expanding fields inAmerica, China and India The truly global approach, drawn from the internationalexperiences of the author, recognizes the growing role of coal usein emerging markets. With fully revised coverage of the latestmodelling techniques, environmental legislation, equipment andrecording methods, the second edition offers a truly invaluableresource for anyone studying, researching or working in the fieldof coal geology, geotechnical and mining engineering andenvironmental science.

Low-rank Coals for Power Generation, Fuel and Chemical Production

Author: Zhongyang Luo,Michalis Agraniotis

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081009291

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

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Low-Rank Coals for Power Generation, Fuel and Chemical Production provides a thorough introduction to lignite (brown coal) and subbituminous coals and explores how they can be used efficiently and economically in place of hard coal. The book examines the undesirable characteristics of low-quality coals, such as high moisture content, low calorific value, and aggressive ash characteristics, and the resulting refinements to standard technologies and practices required for successful combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis. The first part of this book provides a comprehensive and systematic review of the properties of low-rank coals and corresponding preparation methods, such as drying, cleaning, and upgrading. Power generation from low-rank coals is the focus of Part 2, with chapter topics ranging from high efficiency pulverized coal combustion and circulating fluidized bed combustion to emerging areas such as chemical looping and oxyfuel combustion. The final contributions address the important subjects of coal-to-liquids,polygeneration and coke production using low-rank coals, as well as the critical issue of carbon capture and storage. This book is a valuable resource for power generation engineers and researchers seeking to maximize the opportunities provided by these cheaper coal feedstocks for efficient and environmentally compatible power generation. Presents the most in-depth treatment of low-rank coals available Addresses both power generation and fuel production Includes coverage that spans pulverized coal combustion and emerging technologies, such as CFBC, UCG, CLC, and oxyfuel combustion

The Geology of Central Europe

Author: Tom McCann

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392465

Category: Science

Page: 748

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Volume 1 focuses on the evolution of Central Europe from the Precambrian to the Permian, a dynamic period which traces the formation of Central Europe from a series of microcontinents that separated from Gondwana through to the creation of Pangaea. Separate summary chapters on the Cadomian, Caledonian and Variscan orogenic events as well as on Palaeozoic magmatism provide an overview of the tectonic and magmatic evolution of the region. These descriptions sometimes extend beyond the borders of Central Europe to take in the Scottish and Irish Caledonides as well as the Palaeozoic successions in the Baltic region.

Economic Geology

Principles and Practice

Author: Walter L. Pohl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439486X

Category: Science

Page: 680

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Humanity’s ever-increasing hunger for mineral raw materials, caused by a growing global population and ever increasing standards of living, has resulted in economic geology becoming a subject of urgent importance. This book provides a broad panorama of mineral deposits, covering their origin and geological characteristics, the principles of the search for ores and minerals, and the investigation of newly found deposits. Practical and environmental issues that arise during the life cycle of a mine and after its closure are addressed, with an emphasis on sustainable and "green" mining. The central scientific theme of the book is to place the extraordinary variability of mineral deposits in the frame of fundamental geological processes. The book is written for earth science students and practicing geologists worldwide. Professionals in administration, resource development, mining, mine reclamation, metallurgy, and mineral economics will also find the text valuable. Economic Geology is a fully revised translation of the the fifth edition of the German language text Mineralische und Energie-Rohstoffe. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/pohl/geology. The author's website can be found at: http://www.walter-pohl.com.

From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin

Author: Allard W. Martinius,R. Ravnås,J. A. Howell,R. J. Steel,J. P. Wonham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118920457

Category: Science

Page: 712

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The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), focus of this special publication, is a prolific hydrocarbon region and both exploration and production activity remains high to this day with a positive production outlook. A key element today and in the future is to couple technological developments to improving our understanding of specific geological situations. The theme of the publication reflects the immense efforts made by all industry operators and their academic partners on the NCS to understand in detail the structural setting, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the hydrocarbon bearing units and their source and seal. The papers cover a wide spectrum of depositional environments ranging from alluvial fans to deepwater fans, in almost every climate type from arid through humid to glacial, and in a variety of tectonic settings. Special attention is given to the integration of both analogue studies and process-based models with the insights gained from extensive subsurface datasets.

Manual of Geology

Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special Reference to American Geological History

Author: James Dwight Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 828

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Manual of Geology:

Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special Reference to American Geological History, for the Use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools of Science

Author: James D. Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: 798

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The Geology of Pennsylvania

A Government Survey: with a General View of the Geology of the United States, Essays on Coal-formation and Its Fossils, and a Description of the Coal-fields of North America and Great Britain

Author: Pennsylvania. Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey,Henry Darwin Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coal

Page: N.A

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Engineering Geology for Infrastructure Planning in Europe

A European Perspective

Author: Robert Hack,Rafig Azzam,Robert Charlier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540399186

Category: Science

Page: 804

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Geologists and civil engineers related to infrastructure planning, design and building describe professional practices and engineering geological methods in different European infrastructure projects.

Geology of Coal Fires

Case Studies from Around the World

Author: Glenn B. Stracher

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813741181

Category: Science

Page: 283

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Naturally burning coal fires and those ignited by human activities receive little attention from the media compared to other environmental hazards, but their study is gaining ground. Here, the world's leading experts present their research findings covering topics such as the gases generated in underground coal fires, the origin of gas-vent minerals and land-cover changes due to coal fires.

Contributions to the Geology of Belgium and Northwest Europe

Proceedings of the First Geologica Belgica International Meeting

Author: Patrick Degryse,Manuel Sintubin

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058672469

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Contains articles about: Active and Brittle Tectonics, Mesozoic and Caenozoic Sedimentary Cover, Palaeozoic Basic Dynamics, Palaeoenvironment: Linking Data and Models, Fluids in Geological Processes, Hydrogenology and Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology and Geology of Construction Materials.

Geology of Coal

Examination of Coal Properties, Drifts, Slopes, and Shafts, Methods of Working

Author: International Correspondence Schools

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coal

Page: N.A

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