Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3418 : Coal Processing Technology {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Raghubansh Kumar Singh


Role of coal in the overall energy situation Recent advances in coal preparation methods including fine coal treatment Simulation and modeling of coal beneficiation circuits Thermodynamics and kinetics of coal gasification reactions Fluidized bed coal gasification processes Combined cycle power generation Coal liquefaction: Various methods, kinetics of solvent extraction, catalytic hydrogenation and other liquefaction processes Concept of coal refinery and coalplex Environmental impact analysis of coal utilization methods such as carbonization, gasification, etc.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide basic knowledge in coal preparation and processing technology

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course the student will be able to Gain knowledge on coal beneficiation, coal gasification and coal liquefaction

Essential Reading

  1. H.L. Lowary, Chemistry of Coal Utilization, Vol. I & Vol. II, John Wiley & Sons Inc , 1981
  2. E.C. Mangold, Coal Liquefaction and Gasification Technologies, Ann Arbor Science Publishers , 1982

Supplementary Reading

  1. Philip J. Wilson, Joseph Harry Wells, Coal, coke, and coal chemicals, McGraw-Hill, , 1950
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