Mining, production and preparation

Gas control in underground coal mining, IEACR/91

IEACR/91 - ISBN: 92-9029-280-6

Various hazardous gases are emitted in working underground coal mines of which methane and carbon dioxide rich mixtures are the most common. The risks associated with these gases can be minimised by diluting them to safe conc... More...


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...

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