Problems and prospects for development of the coal chemical industry in Russia
Keywords:Coal chemical industry, Pyrolysis, Gasification, Hydrogenation, Sorbents, Carbon fibre
In the context of climate change and the mass refusal of countries to use coal as the main type of fuel, it is necessary to consider further prospects for the development of the coal industry. The purpose of the research was the development of the coal-chemical industry as one of such areas. This trend can be considered not only as a variant of using mined coal as a raw material for new products, but also as a trajectory for the economic development of the Russian Federation. The objectives of the research are to identify the problems of development of the coal chemical industry in Russia and consider further prospects for the development of the industry as their solution. The object of research is coal chemistry. The subject is a set of possible vectors for the development of coal processing. The study involved the descriptive, analytical and comparative methods. As a result of the research, the factors influencing the reduction of coal production and its use in the traditional way were examined, processes and products were identified that can become a driver for the development of the coal chemical industry and, as a result, the entire economy of the state. As a result, it was determined that the use of an integrated approach to coal processing will make it possible to effectively use its energy capacity and extract all valuable substances from it, and processed products will increase the added value of newly created products.