How To Deal With Pollution By Coal Dust, Coal Mining, Coal Pollution
Out of the many ways to produce energy needed to create electricity or steel, a key one is coal. Coal is available in abundance across the world and it can be easily mined.
Coal Pollution Facts
It is a low-cost raw material for energy production and hence is used in large quantities for generating it. However, excessive use of coal has resulted in immense pollution of the environment and hazard to human life.
What can be done to stop this problem? The use of technology that prevents bad emissions when coal is burnt and implementation of new processes by which coal burning is more efficient helps to significantly reduce emissions.
Problems Caused By The Burning Of Coal
When burning coal what is released into the environment is gases such as sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), Mercury and other heavy metals, fly ash, bottom ash and particulates.
Each of these pollutants can create severe and incurable health problems. For example, carbon-di-oxide is a greenhouse gas which causes depletion of the ozone layer, without which life on earth is endangered.
Another example is nitrogen oxide which are known to create respiratory illnesses and also lung diseases, which is also seen with sulfur di-oxide.
Coal mining water pollution
The release of mercury into the air and water is known to cause development problems and neurological damage in both humans and animals. The environment is also polluted heavily as can be see when sulphur-di-oxide a causes acid rain and nitrogen creates smog.
Why is coal bad for the environment?
If coal burning is posing such huge health problems and other complications, why is it still used.
Coal Burning Pollution
The primary reason is that it is a low-cost raw material for energy production and is available e around with world in abundance. It can be mixed with biomass field wherein it is required in lesser quantities for the same amount of energy production.
Effects of coal mining on human health
It can be burnt for 24 hours a day so energy can be obtained from it throughout the day. Such being the benefits of using coal, steps need to be put in place, particularly in developing countries to prevent emission from causing huge health and environmental damage.
Steps Taken To Mitigate This Problem
The United States government has implemented the Clean Air Act and also the Clean Water Act which aim to drastically reduce pollution emissions into air and water bodies.
Currently, scientists in the United States are on the path to finding out how coal can be used to produce energy in a more efficient way and are trying to come up with a process through which it can be used to in gain energy, minus the pollution problems in the years to come. Here is a look at the many ways in which pollution from coal dust, coal mining, coal pollution can be controlled:
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Functioning of existing plants should be optimized so that they do not emit so much of polluted smoke and also to reduce the amount of electricity used for the purpose of burning coal to gain energy
Refine the way existing combustion technology works so that fewer emissions are let out and also making use of biomass as a fuel so that the amount of carbon-di-oxide is reduced
Conversion of coal into gas and removing various impurities in it so that it is combusted
Capturing carbon-di-oxide from flue gas, storing it underground and then reusing it
Implementing gas desulfurization equipment in coal power plants cleans away sulphur from the smoke generated by burning coal. The smoke is cleaned through the equipment also known as scrubbers and then leaves the smokestack.
Removing impurities from coal has resulting in obtaining higher quality of coal for burning, thus making it energy efficiency and also bringing down the amount of coal needed to produce a single unit of energy
Despite all these steps the real important action to be taken is the discovery of technological breakthrough by which coal-fired plants are able to give pure and affordable energy on a large scale for various purposes. One such breakthrough is CFB technology.
Benefits Of Circulating Fluidised-Bed (CFB) Technology
This technology is already in place in various parts of the United States to ensure that burning of coal and any other fuel into energy is clean and environment friendly.
As the fuel here burns at an unusually low temperature, the result is very little emissions into the environment, unlike what is seen with traditional burning process. It can be used with coal and also other key fuels such as biomass, waste materials, tires, carbon-neutral fuels etc.
In a coal power plant, implementation of CFB technology results in recycling of fuel and limestone particles repeatedly, resulting in high efficiency when burning fuel, capturing any pollutants and then transferring the fuel’s heat energy into high quality steam for producing power.
How does coal mining affect the environment?
The key element that makes CFB technology reliable is the fact that it does not make use of burner inside a furnace to convert coal into energy. It implements a fluidization technology, wherein coal is mixed with limestone which is then burnt at a very low temperature.
How to reduce coal pollution
This process significantly reduces nitrogen oxide release and eliminates sulphur-di-oxide. Hence coal is burnt with the highest efficiency and the energy released is connected into high quality steam that is in turn used to produce power.
When carbon-di-oxide is released from the burning coal in power plants is captured in its concentrate form, sent via pipeline to an underground area or seabed.
Energy released from burning of coal is used to generate electricity but there is no harm done to the environment from CO2 release. This technology enables coal to be used like normal for production of energy, but removes all the negative effects of its burning, thus saving the environment and climate.
By enabling use of coal in a clean way, it removes hindrances to its usage for production of energy.
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JKS International School of Learning | DR. J. K. SINHA MEMORIAL ( International School of Learning )
Dr.J.K. Sinha Memorial International School Of Learning is situated in Nawadih, Near Birsa Munda Park and founded by Late Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sinha(J.K.Sinha) and also found the ISL Group(Jharia), Kids Gardens Senior Secondary School and Director of Sahadaya School Complex. Let’s know more about ISL Nawadih.
About Late Dr. J.K.Sinha
He was a renounced educationist, academician, social activist, philanthrope and the pioneer of the 1st CBSE School(1967, ISL, Jharia) in Jharkhand.
Dr.JKS Memorial International School of Learning
Address: Bhuli Hirak Rd, Beside Birsa Munda Park, Nawadih, Dhanbad, Jharkhand 826004, India Phone: +91 94311 20019(As Per Google Listing)
Special Features of ISL Nawadih
Air Conditional Classroom
These are the special features of this school.
How to Take Admission in ISL Nawadih School Near Birsa Munda Park
The school management gives admission notice in the month of December every year and called all parents with children for taking test. Once you selected, all admission procedures are done in February. Classes start for new session in April on-wards. You can contact the school management for updated fees structure. I remember, my daughter has taken admission and her total admission fees, annual charges and one month fee was Around Rs 6000. Monthly Fees for LKG was Rs 1100. You can contact them for updated fee structure.
I want to help people to share this important information to needy people. One of my relative named ‘Bholu’ is 10 years old and could not able to walk by both leg. I contact Dr. Manoj(Jharia). He told me about Jeevan Organization who has been working for disabled children and their education since long. I contacted Dr. AK Singh who is the founder of Jeevan Organization. Jeevan is working good for society.
About Jeevan Jharia
Jeevan, this organization was founded by Dr. A.K. Singh for the welfare of the disabled children. They are providing facility of disabled children school. Their team has been dedicated to provide quality education with vocational training to impaired children to develop self confidence.
I have with one great and positive news from Jharia region. As I said that this website has been made for only positive steps and news in Jharia, Dhanbad region. I was surprised to know about Pehela Kadam School for Divyang. There are such people also in Jharia Dhanbad who has been working for Divyang which inspire us from such activities.
I will update more about this wonderful initiative.
It is said that people who donates for social cause to help people is recognized person. If we do not know about this, by ignorant we sell our books and old toys. Generally we do not donate to needy people.
I am feeling very proud on these people who are decided to open such library in Jharia Children Park to help needy people.
It is said that, if we work alone and always thinking about ourself, we can not be a good person. If we grow with all people living around us. Then only we can be a good person and loving by the GOD.
We have to think about kids or students who do not have books to read and toys to play. We always think about our kids and do not have time to think about others.
Why did the GOD send us in the Earth? Only for selfishness or help others. It depends upon us that we help others or not or we only think about ourselves.
It is the best example of Helping other. Dhanbad ki Awaz, you must have heard about it. This organization is going to organize an event in which we all people have good opportunities to work towards social and donate our books and toys. Here is the details follow:
Date: 10th and 11th March 2016
Time: 10 am to 2 PM
Venue: Children Park Jharia
So, do not be late! Come and take benefit of these wonderful social activities and think about others. I want to way something that if we think about others, GOD will have to think about us.
Here are the official details which I have found in Facebook.
Free Library in Bank More by Samadhan with the Help of Sri Avinash Jee
The Free library for needy people has been opened by Samadhan with the help of Sri Avinash Jee in Bank More today on 10:30 AM in the morning with the hand of Rail S.P. Asim Vikrant Miz Sir and R.P.F Senior Comm. Dr. A.N.Jha.
Free Library Address in Bank More:
Raj Complex, Fourth Floor, Bank More
All Students can go in the library and read any books for free of cost. There will be a teacher there who will be solving all types of queries of students.
You can also donate your old books so that more students can take benefits of it. So, do not sell your books from today, collect your all old books and donate to this free library in Dhanbad.
To Donate Your Old Books or any kind of help, you can contact “Samadhan” at 09304477815