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Coal Energy Systems. Sustainable World

  • ID: 1758549
  • Book
  • November 2004
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
Coal is currently a major energy source in the United States as well as throughout the world, especially among many developing countries, and will continue to be so for many years. Fossil fuels will continue to be the dominant energy source for fueling the United States economy, with coal playing a major role for decades.

Coal provides stability in price and availability, will continue to be a major source of electricity generation, will be the major source of hydrogen for the coming hydrogen economy, and has the potential to become an important source of liquid fuels. Conservation and renewable/sustainable energy are important in the overall energy picture, but will play a lesser role in helping us satisfy our energy demands.

This book is a single source covering many coal-related subjects of interest ranging from explaining what coal is, where it is distributed and quantities it can be found in throughout the world, technical and policy issues regarding the use of coal, technologies used and under development for utilizing coal to produce heat, electricity, and chemicals with low environmental impact, vision for untilizing coal well into the 21st century, and the security coal presents.
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Introduction to Coal, Past, Present, and Future Role of Coal, Effect of Coal Usage on the Environment, History of Emissions/Legislative Action in the U.S., Technologies for Coal Utilization, Emissions Control Strategies for Power Plants, Near-Zero Emissions During Electricity Generation (Vision 21), Coal's Role in Providing U.S. Energy Security.
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Bruce G. Miller Associate Director, The Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

Mr. Miller (B.S. and M.S. Chemical Engineering) has more than 30 years' experience in energy research and development, combustion systems, fuels characterization, preparation and handling, hardware development and testing, and emissions characterization and control. He has been PI or co-PI of over $44 M in sponsored research. He is the author of four books published by Elsevier
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