Mining, production and preparation

Comparative underground coal mining methods, IEACR/85

IEACR/85 - ISBN: 92-9029-265-2

Underground mining accounts for some 65% of world hard coal production. Between 1995 and 2010 the total amount of hard coal mined will increase by about 50%, and because of local limits to availability not all of this in... More...


Power from coal - where to remove impurities, IEACR/82

IEACR/82 - ISBN: 92-9029-257-1

The study considers both the constraints and the opportunities which apply to the removal of impurities from coal, at all stages of the coal-to-electricity chain. The commercial and regulatory background, which varies co... More...


Coal blending for power stations, IEACR/81

IEACR/81 - ISBN: 92-9029-256-3

Blending of coals of different types at pulverised coal-fired power stations is becoming increasingly common as electric utilities attempt to save costs, meet SO 2 emission limits and improve the combustion behaviou... More...


Coalbed methane extraction, IEACR/76

IEACR/76 - ISBN: 92-9029-248-2

Underground coal mining has been plagued for its entire history by the hazards of gas explosions. Explosions of what the miners called `firedamp' have been the cause of most of the worst disasters in coal mining history. Fire... More...


Coal upgrading to reduce CO2 emissions, CCC/67

CCC/67 - ISBN: 92-9029-382-9

Coal can be upgraded before use by washing, drying (mainly in the case of low rank coals) or briquetting/pelletising. Of 3000 Mt/y of bituminous coal that is produced, only some 1500 Mt is washed, and some of this washing is ... More...

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