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Maceral: A maceral is a component, organic in origin, of coal or oil shale. The term 'maceral' in reference to coal is analogous to the use of the term 'mineral' in reference to igneous or metamorphic rocks. Examples of macerals are inertinite, vitrinite and liptinite.
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Coal Science (1995)
by J.A. Pajares, Juan M.D. Tascón
maceral is a feature of the optical texture of coals induced by SCT extraction with toluene. However, literature data shows that inert material is not only inertinite but also liptinite is more stable especially in catalyzed liquefaction studies (1 1 ...
Dictionary of Energy (2014)
by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris
see marginal abatement maceral Coal. any of the microscopic, organic constituents of coal, as distinguished from the macroscopic constituents seen in hand specimens. Mach, Ernst 1838–1916, Austrian physicist who ...
by Ian J. McColm
maceral. Noun. Any of the organic units that constitute coal. macerate. Verb. To chop fibre, yarn, or fabric. mach-disk .
by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall
Fusain is dominated by the inertinite maceral group (see: coal) and composed of carbon rich, partially oxidised plant remains. The material has no fuel value but produces a velvety black pigment, similar to charcoal. However, this can also ...
A Dictionary of Ecology (2010)
by Michael Allaby
cutinite See COAL MACERAL. cut-off (ox bow) A section of a river channel that no longer carries the main discharge.
by Norman Hyne Ph.D.
liptinite a maceral found in type II kerogen. It forms ...
by Vivien Gornitz
The petrography of coal can yield considerable information regarding the macerals that make up a coal, and many workers have attempted to link various maceral types with paleoclima- tologic conditions in which the precursor peat ...
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