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Applied Coal Petrology. The Role of Petrology in Coal by Isabel Suárez-Ruiz and John C. Crelling (Eds.)

By Isabel Suárez-Ruiz and John C. Crelling (Eds.)

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About the Editors

, Page xi
Contributing Authors

, Pages xiii-xiv, John C. Crelling, Joan S. Esterle, Robert B. Finkelman, Stephen F. Greb, Gareth D. Mitchell, Jack C. Pashin, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, Nicola J. Wagner, Colin R. Ward, M. Coertzen, R.H. Matjie, J.C. van Dyk

, Page xv

, Pages xvii-xviii
Chapter 1 - advent to utilized Coal Petrology

, Pages 1-18, Colin R. Ward, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz
Chapter 2 - uncomplicated components Controlling Coal caliber and Technological habit of Coal

, Pages 19-59, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, Colin R. Ward
Chapter three - Mining and Beneficiation

, Pages 61-83, Joan S. Esterle
Chapter four - Coal Combustion

, Pages 85-117, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, Colin R. Ward
Chapter five - Coal Gasification

, Pages 119-144, Nicola J. Wagner, M. Coertzen, R.H. Matjie, J.C. van Dyk
Chapter 6 - Direct Coal Liquefaction

, Pages 145-171, Gareth D. Mitchell
Chapter 7 - Coal Carbonization

, Pages 173-192, John C. Crelling
Chapter eight - Coal-Derived Carbon Materials

, Pages 193-225, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, John C. Crelling
Chapter nine - Coal as a petrol resource Rock and Reservoir Rock

, Pages 227-262, Jack C. Pashin
Chapter 10 - Environmental and healthiness Impacts

, Pages 263-287, Robert B. Finkelman, Stephen F. Greb
Chapter eleven - different functions of Coal Petrology

, Pages 289-301, John C. Crelling, Isabel Suárez-Ruiz

, Pages 303-380

, Pages 381-388

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1997, and Carr, 1999), but it has always been considered a primary influence in the progression of coalification. Pressure causes physicostructural coalification, which influences the physical properties of coals. 58 5 *in Stach et al. ) Basic Factors Controlling Coal Quality and Technological Behavior 49 A more detailed description of the process of the coal evolution is provided in Chapter 9, where the coal is seen as a hydrocarbon source rock. 1 Bulk Chemical Measurements of Rank Whole-coal measurements of coal rank were used long before maceralspecific indicators such as vitrinite reflectance.

8). Many of the fundamental properties of coal that are important for industrial use are rank dependent. Coal metamorphism is a function of heat and pressure acting over a period of time. Taylor et al. (1998) and Hower and Gayer (2002), among others, have reviewed the mechanisms of coal metamorphism. Among the three primary factors, heat is generally considered to be the most important. Traditionally, increased heat at greater depths of burial has been considered the primary factor (Hilt’s Law, after Hilt, 1873).

The effectiveness of such techniques, however, may be reduced if fine mineral particles are encapsulated by organic matter, limiting access for the relevant reagents. In other cases, because of the low solubility of siderite and dolomite in acid, the minerals present may be less soluble than expected in the reagent concerned. , 1999) in the coal may also help identify the mode of occurrence for some trace elements. The concentration of some mineral-related elements (elements with a high inorganic affinity) may be reduced by coal preparation, but the effectiveness of any such reduction depends at least in part on the particle size of the host minerals and the extent to which they are liberated from the organic matter when the coal is crushed.

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