Trace and Minor Elements in Coal

  • Robert B. Finkelman
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 11)


Coal will be a major energy source in the United States and in many other countries well into the 21st century. Although coal is composed predominantly of organic matter, inorganic constituents in coal commonly attract more attention and can ultimately determine how the coal will be used.


Coal Sample Inorganic Constituent Grand Fork Aluminum Phosphate Coal Utilization 
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