bituminous coal


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bituminous coal:

see coalcoal,
fuel substance of plant origin, largely or almost entirely composed of carbon with varying amounts of mineral matter. Types

There is a complete series of carbonaceous fuels, which differ from each other in the relative amounts of moisture, volatile matter,
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bituminous coal

[bī′tü·mə·nəs ′kōl]
(geology)
A dark brown to black coal that is high in carbonaceous matter and has 15-50% volatile matter. Also known as soft coal.

bituminous coal

a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46--86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93 × 107 -- 3.63 × 107 J/kg
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However, attempts to smelt iron using mixtures of anthracite and bituminous coal and coke produced uneven results and little success.
The present investigation is an experimental study on the samples of oil shale semi-coke, bituminous coal and their blends on TGA apparatus under non-isothermal conditions.
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For the research of Al-complexes, the following leaches and residues were used: firstly, the leaches and residues from the bituminous coal from the Czech part of the Upper Silesian Basin (Ostrava-Karvina Mining District, the Dukla mine); further, the leaches and residues from fractions (separates) of this coal.
Through the project, the company aims to raise the heat value of brown coal 50 percent to the same level as high-grade bituminous coal, while making it less combustible, Kobe Steel said.
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The call for such a device was answered by a product developed by a research team at Rupprecht & Patashnick, Albany, N.Y., and Jon Volkwein at the CDC--NIOSH, Pittsburgh, Pa., along with other researchers at the Bituminous Coal Operators' Assn., Washington, D.C., United Mine Workers of America, Fairfax, Va., and National Mining Assn., Washington, D.C.
Bituminous coal is the largest contributor to its sales earning both at home and abroad.