Coal Quality, Preparation, and Utilization Publications

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Publications by ISGS Type

Bulletins

B 38B (Extract from B 38). The Geology and Mineral Resources of the Avon and Canton Quadrangles. 1921. 68p.
B 38C (Extract from B 38). Geology and Mineral Resources of the Milan and Edgington Quadrangles. 1921. 96p.
B 62 Classification and Selection of Illinois Coals. 1935. 354p., 3pls.
B 62 Suppl Supplement to B 62 Analyses of Illinois Coals. 1948. (Goes with B 62.) 77p.
B 64 Coke from Illinois Coals. 1937. 235p.
B 71 Use of Illinois Coal for Production of Metallurgical Coke. 1947. 132p.
B 72 Briquetting Illinois Coals Without Binder. 1948. 198p.
B 84 Petrographic and Coking Characteristics of Coal - Laboratory Study of Illinois Coal Seam Nos. 5 and 6. 1958. 120p., 9pls.

Circulars

C 178 Some Observations on the Blending of Coals for Metallurgical Coke. 1952. 8p.
C 190 Plastic and Swelling Properties of Illinois Coals. 1954. 11p.
C 197 The Effect of Diluents on the Plastic Properties of Coal as Measured by the Gieseler Plastometer. 1955. 16p.
C 202 Sizing Studies on Pilot-Oven Coke: Comparison with Commercial Coke Size. 1955. 7p.
C 205 Comparison of Mine Sizes of Southern Illinois Coals for Use in Metallurgical Coke. 1955. 10p.
C 213 Factors Affecting Coke Size. 1956. 16p.
C 219 Coking Coals of Illinois. 1956. 30p.
C 227 Weathering of Illinois Coals During Storage. 1957. 22p.
C 240 Comparison of Methods of Determination of Volatile Matter and Ash in Coal. 1957. 8p.
C 246 Influence of Coking Time on Expansion Pressure and Coke Quality. 1958. 26p.
C 269 Plastic Properties of Coal. 1959. 36p.
C 274 Stockpiling Illinois Coal for Coke. 1959. 14p.
C 278 Coke from Medium-Volatile and Illinois Coals. 1959. 24p.
C 288 Solvent Extract and the Plastic Properties of Coal. 1960. 11p.
C 289 Effects of High-Carbon Components and Other Additives on the Character of Cokes. 1960. 29p.
C 305 Petroleum Coke in Illinois Coal Blends for Blast Furnace Coke. 1960. 10p.
C 313 Effects of Outdoor Storage on Illinois Steam Coals. 1961. 10p.
C 317 Use of Illinois Coal Fines in Production of Metallurgical Coke. 1961. 19p.
C 333 Wettability of Coal, Graphite, and Naphthalene as Measured by Contact Angles. 1962. 20p.
C 350 Studies on the Ultrafine Structures of Some Illinois Coals. 1963. 12p.
C 365 Composition of the Ash of Illinois Coals. 1964. 20p.
C 366 Predicting Coke Stability from Petrographic Analysis of Illinois Coals. 1964. 20p.
C 372 Chlorine in Illinois Coals. 1964. 23p.
C 375 Coke Crushing Characteristics. 1964. 11p.
C 396 Sulfur Retention in Bituminous Coal Ash. 1966. 10p.
C 412 A Survey of the Coking Properties of Illinois Coals. 1967. 27p.
C 423 Drying and Preheating Coals Before Coking. Part I - Individual Coals. 1968. 26p.
C 432 Sulfur in Illinois Coals. 1968. 28p.
C 434 Drying and Preheating Coals Before Coking. Part 2 - Coal Blends. 1968. 21p.
C 449 Heat Drying Coals at Moderate Temperatures Before Coking. 1970. 18p.
C 453 Preheating Coal Blends as a Means of Increasing Coke Strength. 1970. 15p.
C 462 Sulfur Reduction of Illinois Coals - Washability Studies. Part 1. 1971. 44p.
C 476 Occurrence and Distribution of Minerals in Illinois Coals. 1973. 56p.
C 484 Sulfur Reduction of Illinois Coals - Washability Studies. Part 2. 1974. 32p.
C 493 Internal Surface Area, Moisture Content, and Porosity of Illinois Coals: Variations with Coal Rank. 1976. 38p.
C 498 Mineral Matter in the Springfield-Harrisburg (No. 5) Coal Member in the Illinois Basin. 1977. 35p.
C 499 Trace Elements in Coal: Occurrence and Distribution. 1977. 154p.
C 545 Study of Sulfur Behavior and Removal During Thermal Desulfurization of Illinois Coals. 1990. 34p.
C 558 Distribution of Boghead Algae in Illinois Basin Coal Beds 1997. 21p., 1pl. May be purchased: Ordering information

Contract/Grant Reports

C/G 1981-3 Geology and Geochemistry of Sphalerite in Coal. U.S. Geol. Survey Final Dept. Grant No. 14-08-0001-G-496. 1981. 204p.
C/G 1982-1 Proposed Techniques for Evaluating Chars Made from High-Sulfur Illinois Coals for Manufacture of Formed Coke, ENR Project No. 80-233. 1982. 23p.
C/G 1983-4 Mineral Matter and Trace Elements in the Herrin and Springfield Coals, Illinois Basin Coal Field. EPA-600/7-84-036. 1983. 162p.
C/G 1984-3 Radioactive Sulfur Trace-Study of Sulfur Removal in the Charring of Illinois Coals at 650x C. EPA-600/7-84-036 (March 1984.) 24p.
C/G 1985-2 Size and Maceral Association of Sulfide Grains in Illinois Coals and Their Washed Products. 1985. 49p.
C/G 1985-5 Information System on Chemistry of Illinois Coals. 1985. 20p.
C/G 1986-1 Information System on Illinois Coal II: Characterization of Samples in the Illinois Basin Coal Sample Program. 1986. 33p.
C/G 1988-1 Ultrafine Coal Cleaning Via Shattering and Aggregate Flotation Processes. 1988. 38p.

Environmental Geology Notes

EGN 34 Sulfur Reduction of Illinois Coal: Washability Tests. 1970. 12p.
EGN 43 Mercury Content of Illinois Coals. 1971. 15p.
EGN 61 Occurrence and Distribution of Potentially Volatile Trace Elements in Coal. An Interim Report. 1973. 43p.
EGN 66 Comparison of Oxidation and Reduction Methods in the Determination of Forms of Sulfur in Coal. 1973. 11p.
EGN 72 Occurrence and Distribution of Potentially Volatile Trace Elements in Coal. 1974. 96p.
EGN 88 Abundance of Trace and Minor Elements in Organic and Mineral Fractions of Coal. 1980. 67p.
EGN 102 Forms and Volatilities of Trace and Minor Elements in Coal. 1982. 29p.
EGN 113 Characterization of Volatile Sulfur Compounds Produced from Illinois Coal Chars. 1986. 14p.
EGN 114 Design Principles for a Coal Desulfurization Process with Iron Sulfides as In-Situ Catalysts. 1986. 10p.
EG 152 Assessing the Removal of Air Toxics in Marketed Illinois Coals by Gravity-Based Cleaning 2000. 27p. May be purchased: Ordering information

Illinois Minerals Notes

IMN 34 Neutron Activation Analysis at the Illinois State Geological Survey. 1968. 8p.
IMN 57 Electric Utility Plant Flue-Gas Desulfurization: A Potential New Market for Lime, Limestone, and Other Carbonate Materials. 1974. 19p.
IMN 61 Behavior of Coal Ash in Gasification Beds of Ignifluid Boilers. 1975. 25p.
IMN 71 Abundance and Recovery of Sphalerite and Fine Coal from Mine Waste in Illinois. 1979. 11p.
IMN 74 The Abundance of Zinc and Cadmium in Sphalerite-Bearing Coals. 1980. 28p.
IMN 83 Effect of Some Metal Chlorides on the Transformation of Pyrite to Pyrrhotite. 1982. 12p.
IMN 92 Removal of Sulfur from Illinois Coals via Charring and Partial Oxidation. 1985. 30p.
IMN 121 Mineralogical and Chemical Composition of Inorganic Matter from Marketed Illinois Coals. 2001. 28p.
IMN 123 Effects of Coal-Bound Chlorine on Furnace-Wall Corrosion Under Low-NOx Conditions. 2002. 10p.
IMN 125 Advanced Characterization of Forms of Cl, Organic Sulfur, and Selected Trace Elements in Available Coals from Operating Illinois Mines. 2002. 12p.

Illinois Petroleum

IP 122 Analyses of Natural Gas in Illinois. 1981. (Contains many analyses of gas in abandoned coal mines.) 64p.

Open File Series Reports

OFS 1990-7 Upgrading Mild Gasification Oils. 1990. 34 p.
OFS 1991-9 Production of Superclean Coal by Wet-Grinding and Selective Flocculation. 23p.
OFS 1992-1 Characterization of Organic Sulfur in Macerals and Chars. 1992. 23p.
OFS 1994-1 Low Temperature Perchloroethylene Extraction of Sulfur from Illinois Coal. 1994. 20p.
OFS 1994-2 Characterization of Available (Marketed) Coals from Illinois Mines. 1994. 26p.
OFS 1995-8 Washability of Trace Elements in Product (Marketed) Coals from Illinois Mines. 1995. 22p.

Reports of Investigations

RI 48 Washability Characteristics of Illinois Coal Screenings. 1938. 84p.
RI 55 Effect of Preparation on Ash Fusibility of Selected Illinois Coals. 1939. 31p.
RI 78 Correlation of Domestic Stoker Combustion with Laboratory Tests and Types of Fuels. I. Preliminary Studies. 1942. 20p.
RI 81 Determination of Ash in Coal Unusually High in Calcite and Pyrite. 1942. 10p.
RI 120 Correlation of Domestic Stoker Combustion with Laboratory Tests and Types of Fuels. II. Combustion Tests and Preparation Studies of Representative Illinois Coals. 1946. 62p.
RI 132 Chemical Characteristics of Banded Ingredients of Coal. 1948. 9p.
RI 133 Correlation of Domestic Stoker Combustion with Laboratory Tests and Types of Fuels. III. Effect of Coal Size Upon Combustion Characteristics. 1948. 47p.
RI 151 Correlation of Domestic Stoker Combustion with Laboratory Tests and Types of Fuels. IV. Combustion Tests of Illinois and Other Coals. 1951. 46p.
RI 171 Investigation of Rank in Coal by Differential Thermal Analysis. 1954. 15p.
RI 187 Char for Metallurgical Coke. 1955. 38p.
RI 190 Some Experimental Factors that Modify Differential Thermograms of Bituminous Coal. 1955. 30p.
RI 207 Oxidation of Coal. 1958. 51p.
RI 212 Acidic Structural Groups in Illinois Coals. Variation During Oxidation and Carbonization. 1959. 75p.
RI 220 Chemistry, Uses, and Limitations of Coal Analyses. 1966. 55p.