coal petrology

coal petrology

[′kōl pə′träl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The science that deals with the origin, history, occurrence, structure, chemical composition, and classification of coal.
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Among the topics are coal formation, coal petrology, resources and reserves, sampling and analysis, underground coal gasification, cleaning coarse and small and fine and ultrafine coal, solid-liquid separation technologies, coal preparation plant design worldwide and case studies illustrating economic impact, supply chain management for bulk materials in the coal industry, and transportation by rail and sea in the coal industry.
Volume 1 contains 19 chapters addressing coal formation, coal-mining techniques, and spontaneous combustion and coal petrology, for example, and a mix of technical issues and policy and environmental concerns.