Andrew Szydlo's Chemistry of Coal

Andrew Szydlo's Chemistry of Coal

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Andrew Szydlo's Chemistry of Coal

Awesome that oscar is not wearing safety glasses but has the hardest job :D
This video is amazing, I really enjoyed putting this into my head!
Coal formed during the carbonifurous in large quantities because plants had just started producing lignins and bacteria didn't know how to break it down yet so the material basically piled up en mass without decomposing and being reintroduced into the carbon cycle.
Great lecture, from a great guy.
A few pauses in-between sentences would make this lecture even better.
How did the arsenic and lead get in the coal? (Or how did it get in the trees?)
I’d be a chemist now if my teacher in the 80s had this much knowledge and passion to teach. A fabulous lecture. Thanks
One important thing the professor did not talk about is this; coal can be reformed into alcohol, as all carbon based materials. The EPA, about 20 years ago, approved of "higher mixed alcohol" as an additive to gasoline to make it burn cleaner. Also, higher mixed alcohol can replace gasoline and burn about 95% cleaner in most cars, trucks and ships. Higher mixed alcohol is also biodegradable, water soluble and sustainable. Please do your "due diligence" on this matter, you will be surprised.
He can hardly finish a sentence but I somehow love his presentations...

...keep going Oscar, very good!
I like how immediately after describing the composition of soot as "complex mixture..potentially hazardous" he then goes on praising human ingenuity for discovering the application of spreading soot on your cabbage plantations to repel slugs.
I think the slugs are the smart ones.
I love this man, He never stops.
I'm breathless just watching Andrew Szydlo
I bet he could talk the ears of a telemarketer to the point of them never calling again Cause they wouldn't be able to get a single word in lol
48:29 Focus should have been on the smoke not the flame.
The camera operator must be embarrassed of this shot.
"Are you ok there, Oscar? Don't set the barn on fire, Oscar.
Well, it took him longer than usual but the non-stop streaming consciousness and the constant flow of thoughts and words eventually took hold. There's nobody like him. We salute you Andrew!
This is fascinating. The presentation is a bit manic, but fun.
Andrew is such an inspiration. As an educator, he is amazing!
Clara will keep my flame going also. Poor Oscar ..

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.