Analysis of Coal

Proximate and Ultimate Analysis of Coal
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Fuel, Coal, Calorific value of coal
Types of coal, Need of analysis of coal
Proximate analysis of coal
Ultimate analysis of coal
Numericals on proximate and ultimate analysis of coal


  • Learners should know basic elements like Carbon, hydrogen, Sulphur, Nitrogen, Oxygen
  • Concept of oxidation, Exothermic reaction


Fuels are the substances which produces large amount of heat on combustion. This heat is used for many domestic and industrial applications. Fuels are of various types, fossil fuels is one of them. Fossil fuels found in the earth crust. Solid, liquid and gaseous are the three types of fuels based on the physical state. Coal is very important fossil fuel and various aspects of coal are discussed in this course. In this course study of a solid fossil fuel is discussed. The coal is one of the important fossil fuel. This course covers process of formation of coal, elemental composition of coal, types of coal, need for the analysis of the coal. Carbon is the main element in the coal. Along with carbon other elements like Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulphur and Oxygen are also present in the coal. Two methods like proximate and ultimate analysis are there for analysis of coal. In proximate analysis percentages of moisture, volatile matter and ash are determined. In ultimate analysis percentages of elements like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulphur and oxygen from coal are determined. These Methods of analysis are discussed in detail in this course. Problems based on proximate and ultimate analysis of coal are also covered in this course.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering students
  • Diploma Engineering students
  • Science students
  • 12th standard students of science stream


Assistant Professor
Sagar Shinde
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Post graduate in organic chemistry form Pune university.

Assistant Professor in Chemistry at applied science and mathematics department at K.K.Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik. Working at this position from last eight years. Having experience of teaching subject like Engineering chemistry, Environmental studies. Topics like Nanomaterials, Polymers, Fuels, Corrosion science are the areas of interest. Very passionate about the  teaching profession.

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