The Science and Technology of Coal and Coal Utilization
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.
KeywordsNitrogen Dioxide Environmental Liability Synthetic Fuel Liquefaction Process Coal Utilization
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