A preliminary assessment of the feasibility of transporting coal in containers suspended in water moving through pipes - the concept of hydraulic capsule (container) pipelining (HCP) - is presented. The assessment includes technical (engineering), environmental, social and economic considerations. A tentative conclusion reached is that HCP transportation of coal is technically feasible (although it needs further research and development works), socially and environmentally beneficial, and economically justifiable in a number of situations.
Liu, Henry, "Transporting Coal in Containers Through Pipeline -- A Feasibility Study" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 427, pp. 597-605.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Fuel Economy in Transportation
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12 Oct 1978