Environmental management in the bee- hive coke oven plants in Assam and Meghalaya: an overview of issues and management practices
Coke is a solid carbonaceous material produced by destructive distillation of low-ash and preferably low-sulfur bituminous coal. Coal is baked or distilled in ovens at controlled temperature of about 12000C and coke is produced as a combustible residue consisting of residual ash and fixed carbon and in the process, the impurities present in coal, such as volatile matters (tars, oil and grease, etc), are driven off. This study has been carried out to assess the status of environmental management in the bee- hive coke oven plants in Assam and Meghalaya. The study overviews the environmental issues of bee-hive coke oven plants and also recommend various measures for better environmental management in the beehive coke oven plants.