CONTENTS:- Introduction; Coal; Petroleum; Natural Gas; Uranium Ore and Metal; Lignite; Monazite and Thorium; Peat; Anthracite.
The book is about much more than a mere list of uses of the energy minerals, which are the most important concerns of one and all now-a-days. In this book, all the eight energy minerals have been brought within one cover. The book traces the history of use of each mineral to its beginning in India, as well as in the other parts of the world; it explains the reasons why a particular grade of a particular mineral is used for a particular purpose. Then it also gives an elaborate and up-to-date account of the developments in utilization of the wastes generated during the use of the minerals, and also the current trends and status in research and development for actual and potential substitutes of a mineral in different uses. Some of the information incorporated in it are not ordinarily available or accessible to many, but have been obtained by the author through personal contacts with the industries, laboratories etc. The book presents a highly technical subject in an easily understandable logical fashion.