Bagchi, D. and Banerjee, B. and Mallik, P.C. and Bagchi, S. (1969) Coal for Power in the Damodar Valley Region. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 17 (2). pp. 45-49. ISSN 0022-2755

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The paper presents an assessment of the potentiality of the coal resources for thermal power generation in the Damodar Valley Coalfields. A detailed study on the coal bearing horizons of this area has been made with respect to quality, volatile content, calorifie value, sulphur content, ash fusion range and H.G.I. Coal seams found suitable for thermal power generation have been studied separately for each field and their field-wise reserves have been estimated. Besides, the quality, quantity and other relevant data of washery byproduct fuels, likely to be available in the Damodar Valley region, have also been assessed and incorporated. The results of the investigation indicate that about 50 per cent of the total in-situ reserves of about 46,600 million tones of coal lying in this area may be suitable for power generation. From the quantity considered for power generation, a mineable reserve of about 9,300 million tones has been arrived at. To this a quantity of about 8 million tones of washery byproduct fuels can be added. It is calculated that over one tenth of a million MW of power per annum may be generated considering 25-year plant life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Coal Preparation
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2012 05:09
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