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
Sizing Principles 2. Size Characterization 3. Coal processing technology challenges and solutions 4. System Design 5. Blending 6. Standardization 7. Automation and Control 8. Basics of major unit operations 9. Fine Coal Treatment
Case Studies 10. Coking Coals 11. Non-coking Coals
Emerging Management Issues 12. Project Management 13. Maintenance management 14. Process Simulation and Performance Improvement 15. Strategic Planning of Human Resources 16. Sustainability 17. Summary and Conclusions
Appendix I: Mine mouth vis a vis central washery Appendix II: Survey of global coal preparation
Dilip Kumar graduated from Bengal Engineering and Science University with Bachelor's degree in mining engineering in 1965. He received his Master's degree in mineral process engineering from Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium in 1971 and his Doctorate in mining engineering and mine economics from Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 1994. In Canada, he expanded his training to include a certificate in general business.
He has worked in the mining industry in different countries including Germany, Algeria, India, and Canada. He joined CMPDI in 1976 and became Chief Engineer in 1996 before his voluntary retirement in 1997. He has worked in the coal industry for twenty-five years and also in other mineral sectors for several years. His research interests are coal mining and processing, steel metallurgy, mineral processing, mine economics, and mine management with special reference to integration of supply chain.
He was responsible for the preparation of various types of project reports, manuals, tender specifications, evaluation of offers, pollution control measures, and techno-economic analyses. He has published extensively. At present, he is living in Canada and occupied with technical writing and consulting.
Deepak Kumar is a seasoned professional delivering business value. He specializes in Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Business Process Improvement and Project Management. He has worked in different industry verticals - including Air Traffic Management, Aviation, Defence, Financial Services, Forestry, Public Sector, Real Estate, Satellite Data Processing, and Simulation Games in North America and Europe. He received an M.B.A. in General Management and Business Technology Management from the University of British Columbia in Canada and has worked for companies like Raytheon, Macdonald Dettwiller & Associates, Norbord (Forestry / Resource industry). Currently, as a Portfolio Manager for Central 1 Credit Union, he is successfully looking after Corporate Projects and advising the c-suite. He provides a management perspective to the content of this book.