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Fuel Minerals and Other Energy Resources (In 2 Volumes)

 
S K Tiwari (Author)
Synopsis
This textbook deals with various fuel minerals and resources such as coal, lignite, petroleum, natural gas, coal bed methane, atomic minerals and water, and discusses various related aspects including geological occurrence, distribution, resource, reserves and potential, requirements and existing gaps, industrial uses, etc. Besides, coal beneficiation, underground coal gasification, mining technology, etc. have also been described in detail.

The subject matter of the book is divided into five sections for focused study of pertinent issues in the subject. Section A describes conventional and non-conventional energy resources of India. Section B discusses coal resources elaborately. It comprises origin and occurrence, petrology, nomenclature, grading, hydrogenation, underground coal gasification, coal beneficiation/preparation, exploration and mining technology. Section C describes petroleum resources and discusses various petroliferous sedimentary basins, reservoirs, well spacing, along with details on evolution, R and D and prospects of oil industry. Section D is comprised of surface and underground water potential and their development. Section E provides comprehensive discussion on atomic minerals with particular reference to uranium minerals.

The book is meant for the students, teachers and researchers of Geology, Geography, Environmental Science and Mining Engineering at university level. It will also be of immense help to students preparing for competitive examinations like UGC-CSIR (NET), GATE and SLET for JRF and lectureship eligibility in universities and colleges as well as GSI, ONGC, OIL, CIL, CGWB, NMDC, etc. and also for administrative services (IAS, IPS, IFS, PCS, etc.
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About the author

S K Tiwari

Dr. Shiv Kumar Tiwari (1941) took his B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1964) degrees in First Division. He is the first Ph.D. recipient in Geography from Jabalpur University and the first Indian geographer to successfully complete a doctorate research in Biogeography. He has worked in Government Post-Graduate Colleges of Madhya Pradesh since 1964 as Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor. He now holds the post of Head of the Department of Tribal Studies in Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. Dr. Tiwari has so far authored more than a dozen books in diverse academic fields. His books "Readings in Indian Zoogeography" "Zoogeography of India and South East Asia" and "Zoogeography of Indian Amphibians" are widely recognized works in the field of Zoogeography. He has four times been assigned to write books for collegiate education by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. "The Rajgond" his fifth book in this field, was also published by Agam Kal Prakasan (1992). Dr. Tiwari has written many research papers, general articles and monographs. He has so far directed six research Projects funded by UGC, ICSSR and Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. His works have been acknowledged by National and International Research Institutes like RMRC (Indian Council of Medical Research, AIU (Association of Indian Universities), Smithsonian Institute of Woodrow Wilson Centre, USA and University College, London, UK.

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Bibliographic information

Title Fuel Minerals and Other Energy Resources (In 2 Volumes)
Author S K Tiwari
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126914500
length vi+818p., Illustrations; Maps; 22cm.