Alternative Energy Sources from Mui Basin in Kitui District, Kenya - A Case of Coal

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Kariuki DK, Ndolo JM, Jumba IO, Riaroh DRO. "Alternative Energy Sources from Mui Basin in Kitui District, Kenya - A Case of Coal.". 2008.

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Four coal exploration wells were sunk in the Mui Basin area lying in two administrative districts of Kenya, Mwingi and Kitui districts. The average depths sunk ranged between 17 - 135 m. Coal samples encountered were analysed for calorific value, ash content, carbon content, and were subsequently coal ranked. The samples were found to have calorific values ranging from 3318 - 3980 callg and were ranked from bituminous to peat. The average ash content ranged between 25 - 50 % while the carbon content ranged between 40 - 48.5 %. The coal may be exploited for power generation

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