bituminous coal

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bituminous coal

A type of coal with a high percentage of volatile matter that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Also called soft coal.

bituminous coal

(Geological Science) a soft black coal, rich in volatile hydrocarbons, that burns with a smoky yellow flame. Fixed carbon content: 46–86 per cent; calorific value: 1.93 × 107 – 3.63 × 107 J/kg. Also called: soft coal

bitu′minous coal′

a soft coal rich in volatile hydrocarbons and tarry matter and burning with a yellow, smoky flame.

bi·tu·mi·nous coal

A soft type of coal that burns with a smoky, yellow flame. Bituminous coal is the most abundant form of coal, but because of its high sulfur content its use can contribute to air pollution and acid rain. Compare anthracite, lignite.

Bituminous Coal

Soft coal. It has a high sulfur content, is cheaper than hard coal, and was normally used for cooking and heating when coal rather than wood was burned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bituminous Coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbonsbituminous coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame
cannel coal - a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
sea coal - pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing
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On parting he slipped upon my finger a curiously wrought ring set with a dead-black, lusterless stone, which appeared more like a bit of bituminous coal than the priceless Barsoomian gem which in reality it is.
The buildings are smoky and blackened, from the use of bituminous coal, but an Englishman is well used to that appearance, and indisposed to quarrel with it.
You know today, without my telling you, that the Railroad Trust owns or controls the entire anthracite and bituminous coal fields.
Some bituminous coal is produced from the Baysun field, also in the southern region of Surkhandarya.
Just days after the leaders of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) negotiated a five-year labor deal for about 4,500 active and furloughed workers, the latter's membership rejected the proposal.
An independent company, Westmoreland Coal Company's coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western United States and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility as well as a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant.
The internationally important Welsh iron industry of the early 19th century used bituminous coal as its fuel to make coke to smelt iron ore to pig iron.
Regular maintenance of your chimney will depend on the fuel you burn - if you burn oil or gas, your chimney should be swept once a year, bituminous coal twice a year, if you burn wood up to four times a year and smokeless coals at least once a year.
Crown Black 325 is a ground bituminous coal filler with low specific gravity that is said to perform as an excellent pigment-filler and extender in many rubber and plastic compounds.
Bowie Resource Partners LLC, a US-based Western Bituminous coal producer with four underground mines in Utah and Colorado, has signed a contract with PacifiCorp, a utility.
Particularly, Kyrgyzstan imported anthracite from Kazakhstan - 1,547 tons and Russia - 140 thousand tons; bituminous coal from Kazakhstan - 38 thousand tons; coal from Kazakhstan and China - 280 thousand tons; lignite and brown coal from Kazakhstan - 410 thousand tons; peat and peat litter from Russia, Germany, Poland and Latvia; coke and semi-coke of coal from Russia - 424 thousand tons and China - 97 thousand tons.
Arch will also transfer to BRP 105 million tons of bituminous coal reserves in Utah.