Coal is used as a source of energy for the generation of power in thermal power plants, to supply current and supply energy to the industries. It plays an important role in industries as a source of power. It can be converted into gas, oil, electricity, thermal power.
Coal forms a basic raw material for the production of chemicals, dyes, fertilizers, paints, synthetics, and explosives. It is used in steel industries for smelting iron-ore in blast furnaces. Its by-products re benzol, ammonia gas, naphtha, phenol tar and sulphur are of immense use.
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