ECONOMIC SYSTEM ANALYSIS OF COAL PRECONVERSION TECHNOLOGY
On August 1, 1973, Fluor Utah, Inc., began performing a comprehensive economic system analysis of coal preconversion technology. The study, in two phases, intends to identify and define the physical, technical, social, economic, legal and environmental problems of producing 75,000 tons per day of coal from surface mines in the United States. Phase I is scheduled to last 24 months. Progress is reported in the collection of data on the geology of coal resources, mining equipment, processing equipment, socioeconomic and physioeconomic factors, and financial statistics. In addition, efforts are outlined for the development of a mathematical model to simulate mining operations and project the cost of various alternative cases.
- Prepared in cooperation with Bonner and Moore Associates, Inc., Houston, Tex. Paper copy also available from GPO as I63.10:99/INT 1.
Fluor Utah, IncorporatedSan Mateo, CA United States
Office of Coal Research2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC United States
Booner and More Associates, IncorporatedHouston, TX United States
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 288 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Coal; Coal industry; Coal mining; Coal resources; Cost estimating; Economic factors; Energy resources; Equipment; Estimates; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Geology; Geomorphology; Industries; Information processing; Labor market; Mathematical models; Mining; Natural resources; Production control; Specifications; Stratigraphy; Traffic forecasting; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Capacity
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel sources; Surface mining
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00090995
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DI-14-32-0001-1520
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM