how is this resource formed and how is it used?

    Coal is formed when peat is altered physically and chemically. This process is called "coalification." During coalification, peat undergoes several changes as a result of bacterial decay, compaction, heat, and time. Peat deposits are quite varied and contain everything from pristine plant parts (roots, bark, spores, etc.) to decayed plants, decay products, and even charcoal if the peat caught fire during accumulation. Peat deposits typically form in a waterlogged environment where plant debris accumulated; peat bogs and peat swamps are examples. In such an environment, the accumulation of plant debris exceeds the rate of bacterial decay of the debris. The bacterial decay rate is reduced because the available oxygen in organic-rich water is completely used up by the decaying process. Anaerobic (without oxygen) decay is much slower than aerobic decay.


9 Advantages of Coal Energy

1. Coal energy is very affordable due to its stable price unlike any other forms of energy in the market.
2. The abundance of coal energy is in a large number.
3. It is also easy to burn.
4. Coal energy is a renewable form of energy.
5. Reliability is entailed and presented in this form of energy.
6. Aside from its reliability, coal energy is also inexpensive unlike any other sources of energy.
7. This form of energy is producing high energy upon its combustion process.
8. The power generation scale of coal is great that makes it possible for building a range of sizes of generation plants.
9. Coal is used to build power stations in different parts of the world since it is a fossil fuel as long as there are huge amounts of it

Disavantages Burning coal emits harmful waste such as carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphuric acids, arsenic and ash.


where is this resource found most abundantly