Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation explains both the upstream and downstream of coal preparation, stressing clean coal technologies for coal utilization. It not only discusses the sustainability of coal preparation, but also considers the governance and management issues that come with fulfilling economic, social and environmental obligations of a sustainable mining operation. Divided in three parts, the book explains the preparation of coking and non-coking coal, clean technologies, the principles of sustainable management and emerging management issues. The inclusion of case studies also provides a practical perspective for the planning and design of coal preparation activities and environmental management.
- Offers an integrated approach to pursue sustainable management between mining, coal preparation and final use of coal
- Explains the economic aspects of coal preparation in a modern/developing society with zero-waste concept
- Compiles the best technologies from around the world
- Uses India, a developing country, as a case study to apply technologies where there is maximum potential for application and benefit
General Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Coal Usage and Control of CO2 Emissions Chapter 3: System Design of Coal Washing Chapter 4: Coal Sizing Chapter 5: Wet Cleaning Process by Major Unit Operations Chapter 6: Dry Cleaning Process
Case studies Chapter 7: Coking Coal Washing Chapter 8: Fine Coal Washing Chapter 9: Non-Coking Coal Washing Chapter 10: High-Sulfur Coal Washing
Sustainable management Chapter 11: Emerging Sustainability Issues Chapter 12: Dust Control Chapter 13: Abatement of Noise Pollution Chapter 14: Water Circuits Design and Tailings Management Chapter 15: Magnetite Circuits Control Chapter 16: Washery By-products Management Chapter 17: Human Resources Management Chapter 18: Maintenance Management Chapter 19: Economic Appraisal Chapter 20: Conclusions
Appendix I: Locating a Central Washery
Economies of Scale Appendix II: The Role of PESTEL Analysis
Dr. Dilip Kumar a Bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India. he obtained a Master's degree in mineral processing from the Université de Mons, Belgium, and a Doctoral degree in minerals engineering from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria. Dr. Kumar's expertise is in coal prepartion, and he has international professional experience in countries like India, Germany, Algeria, and Canada. He is widely published and has authored a book on the "Management of Coking Coal Resources." Dr. Kumar was also a recipient of the Rajendra Prasad Memorial Prize of Institution of Engineers (India). At present, he is engaged in consultancy and technical writing following his retirement as the Chief Mining Scientist of Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) in Ranchi, India.
Deepak Kumar holds a Bachelor's degree in software engineering and an MBA from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has worked professionally in North America and Western Europe and specializes in business strategy, business transformation, business process improvement, and project management. Currently, as a Portfolio Manager and a Management Consultant for Central 1 Credit Union, Canada, Deepak is successfully looking after corporate projects and advising the executive leadership team. Previous publications include co-authoring a book titled "Management of Coking Coal Resources." He provides a management perspective to the content of this book.