What Is Coal Used For
What is coal used for? This is a question commonly asked by children, or some adults who just have no clue what the stuff is actually used for. It would surprise many people to know that coal is where electricity comes from, or at least the majority of it. We have developed hydroelectric electricity and wind based forms, but coal was the original one. And it is also the most major one. People with a limited knowledge of engineering and modern science might think that the only thing we still use coal for is for fires and for grilling. They’d be sorely mistaken though. It is true that after the industrial revolution, a lot of people stopped tracking the progress of coal in the science world. Coal is seen as a relic, something related to steam power. The only image people have of coal being used to create power is that old cartoonish caricature of a man throwing pile after pile of black coal into a large furnace. This in turn will drive the ship or make the train go, or whatever it is that is in question here. And unfortunately because it is so closely associated with antiquated technology, many people don’t know the answer to the question “What is coal used for,” at least not in a modern context. They may be able to think up a couple of things, including grilling or heating things, like I said, but sadly, few know that we are still using it daily to power electronics.
Batteries don’t come out of nowhere and electricity doesn’t just come out of two magical holes in the wall that you can plug anything into. It has a real world source, and for most electricity that isn’t formed in the most modern places like on the rout to Fresno California with their wind energy or any of the places that have recently started using hydroelectric energy, this real world source is coal. Coal is horribly underappreciated as an energy source because it is utilized by millions, but it is only known by very few. As stated earlier, people ask what is coal used for when in reality it is easier to as what isn’t coal used for. The list of uses we can come up with for coal could go on for miles. We have so many uses for it that it is hard to count, and one that we rarely remember to look into even though we should know it’s been there all along is electricity.
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