Estimation of coal-cleaning costs: A spreadsheet-based interactive software for use in the estimation of economically recoverable coal

Subhash B. Bhagwat, Xiaomei Zhang, Heng Fan, John Nwoha, Gary E. McIntosh

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with State geological surveys, has been involved in the estimation of minable coal resources and categorizing them according to the estimated cost of mining and cleaning the coal. The purpose of this project was to develop an easy-to-operate, interactive software package for the estimation of coal-cleaning cost. The accuracy of cost estimates will depend on knowledge of the quality, on the responsiveness of coal to treatments, and on the mining technology used. The software is based on knowledge of coal mined in the past and the cleaning technology of the present.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe National Coal Resource Assessment Overview
EditorsBrenda S. Pierce, Kristin O. Dennen
Place of PublicationUnited States (USA)
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
Pages9
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)1044-9612
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameU.S.Geological Survey Professional Paper
PublisherU. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States (USA)
NameProfessional Paper
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
Number1625-F

Keywords

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