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.... when the availability of low cost natural gas removed the incentive for further underground coal gasification development work. ... 11.3.1 Underground coal gasification (UCG) technology The chemistry involved in UCG is complex, but essentially the process ... UCG is coal gasification conducted in situ, so it does not require mining, gasification reactors, or ash disposal. ... This requires directional drilling techniques whereby an initially vertical borehole can be deflected at an angle toanbsp;...
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