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Coal (fuel source)

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Coal has been the primary fossil fuel since Native American times. Once coal companies started in the United States in the early to mid 1800s, men from England (Great Britain now United Kingdom), Scotland, and other European countries were recruited to come to the US. Local coal miners, especially in the bituminous coal field (Pittsburgh PA Coal Field which extended through SW PA, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) viewed these immigrants as "foreigners" and demanded companies only hire "practical" (experienced) miners; however, this idea formed solely because of language barriers and other biases, since overseas miners were very experienced in their home countries. Coal, as a fossil fuel, has been continuously mined in the US from the mid-1800s to the present.
The cap rock on a coal bed is usually a sedimentary rock, (i.e. shale sandstone etc.) but not always shale. Slate is a metamorphic rock, usually derived from shale that has been exposed to high pressures and temperatures over very long periods of time. Ways to tell the difference betwee…
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Advantages: It is a much warmer heat compared to electric. It provides much heat and energy when burned. Disadvantages: You need to be able to store at least 1 ton of coal. You need to tend to the fire at least 2 times a day in the colder months. You have to remove the ashes from the stove,…
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Mercury has an iron-nickel core.
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Heat Generating Electricity Turbine Heat is used to make electricity by.... boiling water which in turn makes steam and is generally channeled through a turbine, that will make the turbine spin (Look up "how a generator works") . Basically the turbine spins a magnet near some wires which makes a…
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its when you mine cole :)
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Burning of coal, a fossil fuel is one of the principal causes of climate change and global warming. "Clean coal" or "Green coal" is a theory that we can capture all the pollutants including sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide from coal as it is burnt and store them, instead of releasing them as green…
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Answer In addition to the tailings problem the storage of waste rock, separated from the coal are storded on the surface. The problems are as described for "taillings" The mines themselves often have infiltration problems (water comes into the mines). This water must be removed and discharge…
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Answer Coal is formed from plant life buried in the Earth millions of years ago. Like Petroleum and natural gas, it is a carbon-based fossil fuel. Coal is called a fossil fuel because it was formed from the remains of vegetation that grew as long ago as 400 million years. It is often referred to …
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The advantages of coal are that it is fairly cheap to purchase and the Earth still holds large reserves of coal, at least compared to oil and gas. A lot of our infrastructure is already set up to use it. Being solid it is easy to store, and because it's not easy to ignite it's also safe to store. An…
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there are 4 major elements of weather... - temperature -humidity -atmospheric pressure(air pressure) -wind
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Time It takes To Build Peaking Power PlantIt typically takes one to three years to build a gas turbine power plant depending on the size and complexity. A 100 MW conventional gas turbine may take about a year. A 300 MW combined cycle power plant may take about two to three years. These estimates may…
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it is cheap, (as long as you don't mind the pollution... )
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Advantages of coal Is abundant Is cheap to use Disadvantages of coal Cultivating coal is a very dangerous job - many men and women die each year in coal mine related failures and accidents Is very dirty to burn It causes black lung disease Is a major contributor to acid rain It emits a l…
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They use mines and dig for it.
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Coal is a non-renewable resource, because it takes extreme conditions and a very long time for decomposing organic matter to turn into coal. The term, renewable is a bit of a misnomer. Even solar energy, wind power, and geothermal sources aren't renewable, in the strictest sense of the word. These …
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Coal is a nonrenewable hard black rock-like substance which is burned to heat houses and produce electricity and was once used to power trains and boats. It is made up of: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and varying amounts of sulphur. When the geologists examine the fossil plants in coal, they …
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it can be found in coal mines and coal reserves across the world. there are three places in the US that there is tons of coal.
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Chalk is a sedimentary rock, specifically, a bioclastic limestone, made of the shells of very tiny marine organisms.
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Burning coal emits harmful waste such as carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphuric acids, arsenic and ash. It also emits twice as much carbon dioxide when compared with natural gas to produce the same level of heat, which increased the levels of harmful greenhouse gases emitted int…
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Coal is formed by the burial and heating of large quantities of organic matter. Brown coal is a low-grade form of coal, formed by moderate burial and pressure. Black coal is formed by increasing pressure and temperature, removing more of the volatiles and resulting in a more carbon-rich coal.
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The main use of coal is in the creation of electricity via burning to power generators. Another less prevalent use of coal is in home heating with coal stoves.
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Answer Natural resources that are those that are not man-made but can be used by people. It is a material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value. Resources in general could include things like sources of energy (…
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Answer Calorific Value of Coal can be determined by employing an apparatus called the Bomb Calorimeter. However, this instrument is expensive. Alernatively, you can send the sample to an INDEPENDENT laboratory who normally carry out the test for a certain fee. Less accurate measurements can be…
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Answer Yes. This process was invented in the 1920s by Germany. The Coal is converted to a synthetic natural gas (syngas) though a process called Gasification. The syngas is then run through the Fischer-Tropsch process which, through a catalized process, is converted into liquid fuels. A major por…
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Coal is burnt to heat water, and the steam produced turns a turbine. The turbine is connected to a generator and the generator generates electricity which goes through wires and transformers until it gets to your home.
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Answer "The world's top 10 rough diamond producers in 1999: Botswana, Russia, South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Venezuela and Sierra Leone." Source: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/yourbusiness/stories/diamonds/index.html
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3Fe2O3 + C =2Fe3O4 + CO Fe304 + C = 3Fe0 + CO FeO + C = Fe + CO 3Fe2O3 + CO = 2Fe3O4 + CO2 Fe3O4 + CO =3 FeO + CO2 FeO + CO = Fe + CO2 and C + CO2 = 2CO In this ways iron oxide get reduced to iron which is called sponge iron.
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Answer It would depend on the size of the coal deposit, the intentions of the mine owner, and the type of extraction method.
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Answer The burning of high sulfur coal is instrumental in the production of "Acid Rain" which can harm the forests. The smoke and soot is carried for miles before it falls in the rain.
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oil is a liquid and coal is a solid. idiot.
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Answer Coke is coal.
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By decayed vegetation being buried by later rock formation and compressed and heated, over millions of years.
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Generally speaking, the names on coal hole covers are those of the manufacturer of the cover. Different builders utilized different covers, depending on the place, the time and the job. These quaint relics of a distant past can still be found in various places, particularly in London, England.
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There are a number of coal deposits found around the world. These locations include North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, as well as Russia.
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It is easily found and extracted, it burns easily and gives a good thermal energy output, better than wood for example.
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Coal is very commonly used today to produce electricity. In fact approximately 50% of electricity in the U.S. is generated by burning coal. Coal is burned to heat water and convert it to steam. That steam is pressurized and can be used to turn a turbine which produces electricity. Coal is also use…
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i think it will last for 10-12 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it will last a bit longer than that! Even so, our oil won't last for ever. At the moment, the world uses about 26,000,000,000 barrels every year. At this rate, there should be enough oil for at least another 40 years. the oil supplies in the…
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I am trying to locate at least the door part of a coal chut to replace one that has rusted away about 1/3rd. Your price is what I'm willing to pay. This building was built about 1873. coldrod32@embarqmail.com or 913-592-3108
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because the carbon dioxided in the coal and it has a type of substance that is in the coal body called the :dialkyl , arylmethyknene , and sulfonium
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Of all the fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), coal is the one that produces most carbon dioxide when burnt (to make electricity). And carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is contributing to global warming. Coal is plentiful and cheap to mine and burns easily to produce electricity, so it …
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ac dc and hc completely correct!
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actually, coal itself does not pollute the Earth, only when it is lit on fire does it pollute, that is because coal produces smoke, which contains carbon dioxide and possibly carbon monoxide too, so the trees collect carbon dioxide to turn it into oxygen and when the other chemicals also pass throug…
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Coal dust is deliberately manufactured by grinding to a powder as fine as talcum. It is used as a binder in Sand together with Fullers Earth (Bentonite), to produce a fine heat proof surface in making metal casting moulds. Like its dangerously combustible counterpart in the mines, coal dust is also …
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Answer Coal is very close to being a mineral but since it is organic (made from remains and organic substances) it does not qualify.
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Answer Don't eat coal. I don't believe the body can absorb any of the energy found in coal anyways. The stuff is toxic if inhaled...you don't want to be eating it. Answer No. Your body can't process and use coal for anything good. And it's toxic. It contains hydrocarbons within its structure…
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Approximately 200 years in worldwide reserves.
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In 2009, Illinois was the 10th largest US coal producer, with 33,748 mm tons production. You can find data on production by state by visiting the EIA website "Coal".
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Coal can be found from underground mining and open-pit mining and in coal reserves throughout USA and Asia and also Africa through to the Middle East and the United Kingdom.You can also find coal in your stocking on Christmas morning if you've been bad all year so remember be good unless your lookin…
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By mining it.
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Coal is formed from plant life buried in the Earth millions of years ago. Like Petroleum and natural gas, it is a carbon-based fossil fuel. Coal is called a fossil fuel because it was formed from the remains of vegetation that grew as long ago as 400 million years. It is often referred to as "burie…
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Coal was formed when massive amounts of vegetation died and fell into the swamps they grew in. This happened in the Carboniferous Period. Huge mats of waterlogged plant material were formed that resisted decay because there was very little oxygen there. Over millions of years, as the climatic and ge…
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Some of the uses of coal are it can be burnt to make energy and electricity! Coal also is used to make steel !
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There are many towns with coal mines in it. These communities typically had one or more coal mining companies as their principal employer. During the first half of the 20th century, many towns were built from scratch by the mine operators to house their labor force. Homes were rented to the miners …
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Coal is most commonly found under the earth in coal mines. Coal is most commonly found under the earth in coal mines. coal is located mostly onder the plains
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The word science derives from the Greek, and means to know. So as our body of knowledge improves, then our statements in science will change. As to examples, a) once upon a time, phlogiston was thought to be responsible for combustion. b) The definition of the length of the metre has changed with…
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It produces Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
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Anthracite coal is already a metamorphic rock.
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no coal doesn't have the 5 characteristics of a rock
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they are called you are stupuid and narutothey are called you are stupuid and narutothey are called you are stupuid and narutoinsert-coming from the person who cannot spell STUPID!
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Because it is the fossilised remains of vegetation that grew years ago
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It's important, because it helps us get electricity.
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Coal is carbon based organic material. Mineral definition requires that material be inorganic with a defined chemical composition and repeating crystalline structure.
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Burning fossil fuels like coal releases extra carbon dioxide (CO2) that is over and above the carbon movements of the earth's carbon cycle. This is extra CO2 because it has been out of the way for millions of years, since the time the fossil fuels were laid down. The earth's carbon cycle, which move…
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Answer carbon hydrogen oxygen nitrogen and phosphorus
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From the pressure of overlying sediments squeezing the water out of ancient plant remains.
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Yes coal is in fact pure
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Coal is made up from different elements: primarily carbon but also containing hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen, inorganic compounds. Coal is a complex mixture: no "equation" or chemical formula.
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Coal mining ended due to-heath and safety reasons,Sales went down a lot in 1980'scoal has been replaced with gas and electricity so it is not needed as much!
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NO!
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the history of coal in a Christmas stocking is nothing more that being left of the toy list as a result of bad behavior. when stockings were being filled the the gift giver reaches down by the fireplace to the bin grabs a hunk or two coal and stuffs the naughty child's stocking while placing toys in…
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They are both able to be grown in very hot areas.
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Advantages:- 1. coal is cheap to buy( not all but some varieties) 2. it serves as a fuel in industries and hence is very important 3. it can be used to generate electricity 4.powdered coal has been liquified by using hydrogen under high pressure. this liquid coal is mainly used to power ships 5…
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The process is the sedimentation and lithification of ancient plant remains through compaction and removal of water via overburden pressure. Start with a lush tropical swamp. Vegetation grows and dies, falling in the water but not decomposing. Millions of years of this occurs. Thickness of dead pla…
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As it can be used for housing materials which would give us many jobs !
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coal is burnt and that produces energy
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Under the ground but it is mined both underground and in open pits. China is the biggest coal producing county in the world but the USA has the largest coal deposits and reserves. Other major coal producing countries include Russia, India, Australia and South Africa.
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Marble is a sedimentary rock that will desolve when orange juice or other acids are spilled on it.
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Wyoming leads in production and has the third largest coal reserves. Montana and Illinois have larger reserves of coal but the production/output is greatest by Wyoming at present.
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Its a organic mineral.
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its bad for the environment,and being a solid,its dirty
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Ships and trains.
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Answer Coal is a sedimentary rock because it is formed from plant debri or the remains
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Coal began to replace the wood in the 1800s because the wood became scarce in some places. in the 1900s coal replace wood as a chief energy source because of its many used such as the fuel for steam engines which powered the many railroad engines popular during the period, and fuel for the steam tu…
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Coal is a combustible black or brownish black sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. Coal is a non-rewable energy source, it takes millons of years to be made. It is found underground, so people build coal mines to get at it. miners dig it out.
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Coal is a type of organic sedimentary rock formed from dead plants.
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A coal hewer is another name for a coal miner. It is a name that is given to the men often seen with coal dust and ash on their faces.
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it just does
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Coal is formed by millions of little bugs and bacteria being squished. It is used for energy because the animals and things that were compressed still have a form of energy in them because energy cannot be created or destroyed, only converted!!!
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Coal isn't a mineral because it is organic. Minerals are made up of inorganic materials.
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A fossil fuel power plant (FFPP) (also known as steam electric power plant in the US, thermal power plant in Asia, or power station in the UK) is an energy conversion center designed on a large scale for continuous operation. Just as a battery converts relatively small amounts of chemical energy int…
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A fossil fuel power plant is a factory that generates electricity, sells it to the power companies, and they sell it to us. Power plants burn fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) to turn water into steam. This steam is used to spin the electricity turbines, generating electricity. Fossil…
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