Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective: Volume 1: Coal - Geology and Combustion

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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspectiveis a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The first of four volumes in the collection,Coal - Geology and Combustion, features chapters that discuss the origin of coal and coal fires; mining and use of coal; combustion and coal petrology; environmental and health impacts of coal fires; combustion by-products; geochemical, geophysical, and engineering methodologies for studying coal fires; the control, extinguishment, and political implications of coal fires; and much more.



  • Integrates pioneering coal-fires research, with topical coverage of remote sensing, policymaking, and more
  • Contains hundreds of tables, graphs, and high quality color images with online links to videos and multimedia presentations
  • Serves as an essential guide to the socio-economic and geo-environmental impacts of coal fires
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    Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspectiveis a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The first of four volumes in the collection,Coal - Geology and Combustion, features chapters that discuss the origin of coal and coal fires; mining and use of coal; combustion and coal petrology; envir...

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    Format:OtherDimensions:380 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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    Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Coal -- Geology and Combustion

    1. Coal Formation and the Origin of Coal Fires (A.G. Kim).

    2. Coal-Mining Techniques and Coal Fires (S.R. Michalski).

    3. Spontaneous Combustion and Coal Petrology (M. Mastalerz, A. Drobniak, J.C. Hower, and J.M.K. O'Keefe).

    4. Coal and Ancient Man: Cremation at the Tschudi Burn, Chan Chan, Northern Peru (W.E. Brooks, C. Galvez Mora, J.C. Jackson, J.P. McGeehin, and D.G. Hood).

    5. Geotechnical and Environmental Problems: Coal and Spontaneous Combustion (L.J. Donnelly, and F.G. Bell).

    6. The Effects of Global-Coal Fires (G.B. Stracher, and T.P. Taylor).

    7. Environmental and Health Impacts of Coal Fires (R.B. Finkelman, and G.B. Stracher).

    8. Coal-Fire Gas Chromatography (T.R. Blake, and S. Meinardi, and D.R. Blake).

    9. Gas Vent Mineralization and Coal Combustion (G.B. Stracher).

    10. Sample Identification and Imaging of Gas-Vent Mineral Assemblages (P.A. Schroeder, C. Fleisher, and G.B. Stracher).

    11. Semivolatile Hydrocarbon Residues of Coal and Coal Tar (S.D. Emsbo-Mattingly, and S.A. Stout).

    12. Magnetic Signatures of Rocks and Soils Affected by Burning Coal Seams (R.S. Sternberg).

    13. Historical Use of Airborne Thermal Infrared Imaging for Detecting and Studying Coal Fires (D.H. Vice).

    14. Remote Sensing of Coal Fires (A. Prakash, and R. Gens).

    15. The Policy Setting for Coal Fires: Indicators for Government Action (K.M. McCurdy).

    16. United States Bureau of Mines - Study and Control of Fires in Abandoned Mines and Waste Banks (A.G. Kim).

    17. Smouldering-Combustion Phenomena and Coal Fires (G. Rein).

    18. Burning and Suppression of Smouldering Coal Fires (R. Hadden, and G. Rein).

    19. Modern-Foam-Injection Technology for Extinguishing Coal Fires (L. LaFosse, and M. Cummins)