The Science and Technology of Coal and Coal Utilization

  • Bernard R. Cooper
  • William A. Ellingson


Coal is a complex yet abundantly available energy source. This complexity largely determines coal acceptability and convenience in use, and creates a need for high-quality applied research. The primary problem in using coal is the necessity to minimize pollution. This requirement leads to the use of indirect or elaborate means for extracting the energy content of coal. For example, the high sulfur content of much coal in the eastern United States points to the need for advanced combustion processes, gasification or liquefaction processes, or reasonably expensive cleanup systems on conventional combustion processes, to overcome this environmental liability.


Nitrogen Dioxide Environmental Liability Synthetic Fuel Liquefaction Process Coal Utilization 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard R. Cooper
    • 1
  • William A. Ellingson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science & Technology DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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