The Coal Handbook Volume 2
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Due to its large remaining resources, relatively low processing and production cost and potential high energy intensity, coal is a key fossil fuel resource for a number of nations.
Its use however is clouded by certain issues that include emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 2 studies global coal use in industry. Part one is an introductory section which reviews the social and economic value of coal, emissions from coal utilization, and an exploration of emerging and future issues around industrial coal utilization. Chapters in part two move on to 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 focusses on coal utilization in industry. Chapters consider thermal coal utilization, advances in pulverised fuel technology, and the evaluation of coal for metallurgical applications. Further chapters explore coal utilisation in the cement and concrete industries, coal gasification and conversion, and value-in-use (VIU) 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.