Australian Coals as Feedstocks for Liquid Fuels1
Coals most suited for conversion to liquids by pyrolysis and, especially, by hydrogenation have a high content of vitrinite and range in rank from soft brown coal to high volatile bituminous coal. Of the 15 major occurrences in Australia which could be considered for conversion, the following three stand out because of their properties and availability: (1) coals of the Walloon Coal Measures in the Surat basin of southern Queensland; (2) coals of the Singleton Coal Measures in the Sydney basin, New South Wales; and (3) brown coals of the Latrobe Valley in Victoria.
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The energy and mineral resources of the vast Pacific basin and its neighboring land areas play a vital role in meeting the ever-growing needs of society worldwide. Building on the foundation of a highly successful conference held in 1978, this volume contains 51 of the 135 papers presented there. Subjects included are general and specific in nature--oil, gas, and coal resources; geothermal fields, uranium; tin; evaporites, trace elements; water resources; magma energy and fuels from magma. Geological and geophysical techniques, and also the new tool of remote sending for petroleum and minerals exploration are represented. Tectonics, structure fundamentals, subsurface hazards, international treaties and the law of the deep sea are discussed. Seventeen countries and regions are represented in these papers: Thailand, Nicaragua, the United States, Japan, Peru, Antarctica, El Salvador, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, China, Chile, Indonesia, Canada, and the Pacific Ocean.