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What are the main components of coal?
It is composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbon s, which contain energy that can be released through combust ion (burning). Coal is the largest source of energy for generating electricity in the world, and the most abundant fossil fuel in the United States.
What type of rock is coal?
Coal is a black or brownish-black sedimentary rock that can be burned for fuel and used to generate electricity. It is composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbon s, which contain energy that can be released through combust ion (burning).
What is coal bottom ash made of?
Bottom Ash, a coarse, angular ash particle that is too large to be carried up into the smoke stacks so it forms in the bottom of the coal furnace. Boiler Slag, molten bottom ash from slag tap and cyclone type furnaces that turns into pellets that have a smooth glassy appearance after it is cooled with water.
What type of coal is used in a power plant?
In coal-fired power plants, bituminous coal, subbituminous coal, or lignite is burned. The heat produced by the combustion of the coal is used to convert water into high-pressure steam, which drives a turbine, which produces electricity.