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Steam locomotive

Definition

Steam locomotive is moved by using the power of steam which is generated in its own boiler by the combustion of fuels such as coal, oil or petroleum. Steam locomotives are also used to move trains along railway tracks for railway transport.

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Steam engine

Definition

Steam engine is a heat engine in which a hot steam is used that converts the heat energy into mechanical energy. Sliding piston is present in the cylinder which moves by the expansion action of the steam which is generated in a boiler. Coal, wood or other combustible material are used as a source to produce steam in a boiler.

Boiler

Definition

Boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other types of fluids is heated as a result vapour or steam is generated which helps to run turbines or engines and also heat produced is used for various other purposes. The sources of heat for the boiles is combustion of different fuels such as coal, natural gas, wood or other types of fuels.

Effectiveness of Inorganic Coal

Mineral coal is used in producing steam power to drive railway trains, Steam-ships and Steamers.

Steam-power is produced from water boiled by mineral coal. Electricity is easily manufactured from coal by planting thermal stations near coal mines.

Synthetic petrol is manufactured from mineral; coal through a kind of chemical process.

Combustion

Definition

Combustion is a process in which heat and light is produced, by the rapid chemical reaction between oxygen and other substances or fuels such as wood, oil, coal, petroleum etc., 

Fly ash

Definition

Fly Ash are the fine particles or the residues which are generated during combustion of solid fuels such as coal. It is also known as "pulverised fuel ash". Along with the flue gases these fine particles  are driven out of the boiler. The components of fly ash vary and depends on the coal being burned.

Advantages of an Wind Power

ADVANTAGES OF WIND POWER:

The wind is free source and it can be captured very easily with modern technology.

Once turbine is built lot of energy can be produced and it is pollution freen and do not cause green house effect.

In remote areas aslo this type of energy can be produced.

In small villages energy can be generated using this wind turbine. 

It is renewable source of energy

Less air and water pollution

It also reduces consumption of fossil fuels.

What is the main purpose of water transport?

Some points of purpose of water transport are given below. So let us check it out its purpose to know more about water transport.

Purpose of water transport are:

  1. Water transport is best suitable to transport people and goods from one place to another.
  2. Water transport can be used for fishing.
  3. It can also be used to go on holiday.
  4. It can also be usef to rescue people
  5. Water transport can used to have fun.
  6. To transpot cargo and bulky goods
  7. Water transport is useful to explore under the sea.

Types of Coal

Coal is a multifaceted resource which differs in composition even inside the same deposit. There are four different types or ranking based on various levels of coal with differences in energy output as a result of increased temperature,pressure & time

Lignite is a brownish-black coal with great moisture and ash content and the lowest heating value of the four types of coal. It is used for generating electricity.