Coal Essay Topics

Petroleum Engineering

The United States’ dependency for foreign oil is at its all-time high with the demand for oil continuing to grow. Americans depend on oil for transportation, heating, and power. Within the last five to ten years, the growing desire for more efficient ways of fueling has skyrocketed. Petroleum engineering has sparked a revolution throughout the… View Article

Mechanism Description: Welding Torch Striker

Introduction A striker is an instrument commonly used in the field of welding. The striker is a hand held, manually operated instrument used to ignite an oxy-fuel torch. The striker we will attempt to describe is being viewed from a vertical perspective. It is comprised of the following four components; 1) “U” shaped body 2)… View Article

Can lime kiln affect energy conservation of fuel ?

The lime industry is a significant carbon dioxide emitter. The manufacture of one tonne of calcium oxide involves decomposing calcium carbonate, with the formation of 785 kg of CO2 in some applications, such as when used as mortar; this CO2 is later re-adsorbed as the mortar goes off. Additionally, if the heat supplied to form… View Article

luotang case

As soon as Tan Min Yi received the 2011 Report of Operations for the Luotang Power Company, he called company Controller Fiona Zhu and Sales Manager Ricky Wang into his office to discuss the results. Tan was general manager of the Luotang Power Company, a 600 Mega Watt (“MW”)1 coalfired power plant, located in Hubei… View Article

Preamble as an aid to interpretation

The Preamble to an act is the lodestar and guides those who find themselves in a grey dealing with its provision. According to the canons of statutory interpretation, the proper function of a Preamble is to explain certain facts which are necessary to be explained before the enactments contained in the Act can be understood…. View Article

Hydraulic Fracturing

Over the past few decades, the United States has become heavily reliant on using nonrenewable resources. The excessive uses of these resources, such as coal, are extremely harmful to the environment and can be considered responsible for global climate change and the destruction of a once healthy atmosphere. Some companies have claimed to find a… View Article

Aren’t We Done Yet?

A position with an industry leader in the field of Power Plant Operation and Maintenance (O& M), where my 9+ years of experience & knowledge could be utilized. Leader of Permits to Work (PTW) and Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO) systems, supporting and guiding the operators, and coordinating with maintenance the works planning. Main person responsible for the… View Article

Biomass energy

For hundreds of years people have used fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and oil to provide energy for heating, transportation, and electricity. However fossil fuels are not renewable and are rapidly being depleted. Due to the rapid depletion of fossil fuels people are starting to turn to alternative renewable energy sources, such as biomass… View Article

A visit to Subir Raha Oil Museum at ONGC

As a part of the curriculum of the programs offered at UPES, the students of first semester MBA Energy Trading and MBA Oil & Gas were taken to Subir Raha Oil Museum, ONGC in Dehradun. Being the students of the petroleum industry, this visit gave us a rich and holistic picture about how oil it… View Article

Public Administration

“The Blast in Centralia No. 5: A Mine Disaster No One Stopped” by John Bartlow Martin. Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated. Copyright 1948 by John Bartlow Martin. Copyright renewed 1975 by John Bartlow Martin. Overview The title of this case study alone insinuates that perhaps this mine disaster could have been prevented…. View Article

Load Shedding (self created Problem)

The electricity load shedding in Pakistan would have not been a big problem to cope with but its made much bigger by adopting the defective policies. One of the causes of load shedding is called the circular debt, which means the private electricity generation companies keep generating the power but they do not get the… View Article

Union Pacific: A Case Study for Strategic Alternatives

PART 1: INTRODUCTION Union Pacific Railroad Company (UNP) is one of the four major railroad companies that transports a variety of goods across North America and is an American staple of industriousness and endurance. Union Pacific with its workforce of 43,000 highly trained people has been in operation since 1862, and its span of operation… View Article

Nuclear Power: Friend or Foe

Nuclear Power, Friend or Foe? Its seems that the world is in a constant search of a cleaner, cheaper and safer power plants. Nuclear energy has emerged as a new alternative for power. The first nuclear power plant was built in the 1950’s and is now used all over the world. France receives 80% of… View Article

Acid Rain: the Southern Company (a) Case Analysis

Acid Rain: The Southern Company (A) Case Analysis | Production Processes and Costs| Executive Summary In the year 1992, the Southern Company that held the Bowen plant, a coal-fired steam electric plant had to decide on the various options available to comply with the amendments in the Clean Air Act, effective 1995. The Bowen plant… View Article

The Endless Recovery

559 Testing Your Comprehension 1.Fossil fuels are abundant on our planet today and can be used to create many sources of energy which is why they are so prevalent. They are considered nonrenewable sources of energy because they take millions of years to form and because humans are rapidly depleting our fossil fuels faster then… View Article