THE COAL FUTURE. COAL TRANSPORTATION - UNIT TRAINS-SLURRY AND PNEUMATIC PIPELINES. APPENDIX F

As one phase of a comprehensive study grant by the National Science Foundation, coal transportation in unit trains and by pneumatic and slurry pipelines was examined. Appendix F summarizes relative costs. It is concluded that rebuilding an existing roadbed to the highest of standards would produce transportation costs only half those of a new slurry pipeline. Construction of a new railroad is more expensive, but slurry pipelines have not yet solved some of the major problems of water handling and power failure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available also from NTIS, PB-248652/0ST. See also report dated May 75, PB-248063.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for Advanced Computation

    Illinois University
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAC-163-App F Final Rpt., NSF/RA/N-75-037-F
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM