3. Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future

  1. Christian Ngô and
  2. Joseph B. Natowitz

Published Online: 10 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473795.ch3

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives, and the Environment

Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives, and the Environment

How to Cite

Ngô, C. and Natowitz, J. B. (2009) Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future, in Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives, and the Environment, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473795.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470116609

Online ISBN: 9780470473795

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Keywords:

  • coal as fossil fuel of the future;
  • coal reserves;
  • coal combustion for power generation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Genesis of Coal

  • Rank of Coals

  • Classification of Coals

  • Peat

  • Use of Coal

  • Coal Reserves

  • Production and Consumption

  • Electricity Production

  • Coal Combustion for Power Generation

  • Combined Heat and Power Generation

  • Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle Power Plants

  • Coal-to-Liquid Technologies

  • Direct Coal Liquefaction

  • Indirect Coal Liquefaction

  • Direct or Indirect CTL Technology?

  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration

  • Coal Pit Accidents

  • Environmental Impacts

  • Conclusion