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Coal and Iron Production Presentation

Mitchell; Per. 5, Z. Aaron, C. Warren, Q. Jerry The devolopment of China: Coal and Iron

Aaron Zhao

on 8 May 2014

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Transcript of Coal and Iron Production Presentation

Top 5 Ancient Chinese Inventions Now
News Article about Coal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304163604579529142484282038?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304163604579529142484282038.html
When the Chinese developed their knowledge of iron, it
wasn't until the 18th century when an equal knowledge of iron was developed in the west. It is currently used as material for support girders in buildings. It is also used for silverware, and in alloys, such as stainless steel.
China also has a very major influence on us with coal.
Currently, China is the world's largest consumer of coal, but only has 13% of all coal in the world. China uses coal to substitute for its lack of usage of nuclear energy.
Coal and Iron Production In China
Ancient Chinese Iron and Coal
Brought to you by
-Warren Chang
(a guy)
-Jerry Qu
(Jay Qu)
-Aaron Zhao
(Zhao Cow)
You're very welcome, Troi

Top 5 Ancient Chinese Inventions
1. Smallpox inoculation/Vaccines
2. Paper
3. Iron & Iron alloys
4. Gunpowder
5. Rebuilding of the Great Wall
1. Smallpox inoculation/Vaccines
2. Paper
3. Iron and Iron alloys
4. Water ways/irrigation
5. Paper money

Works Cited
"Coal".wikipedia.org. Last update: 5/4/14
Web. Date of access: 5/4/14

"Coal in China".wikipedia.org. Last update: 5/4/14
Web. Date of access: 5/4/14

"History of metallurgy in China".wikipedia.org. Last update: 5/4/14
Web. Date of access: 5/4/14

Need For Iron and Coal
Influencing Us Today
Adaptions in Other Cultures
The Chinese used meteoric iron as early as the 14th century B.C.E. Sophisticated iron casting started in the Han dynasty.
The Chinese used coal to smelt copper as early as 10th century B.C.E. (Wikipedia).
Iron was used in making weapons and scythes. Steel, an iron alloy, soon replaced iron. Tools and weapons made of steel were more durable than their predecessors.
Coal was another major resource that also provided light. Coal was used to heat blast furnaces that made iron and iron alloys. (Wikipedia).
The Chinese knowledge of iron was eventually leaked to the Europeans, and they were able to use it to develop durable cannons which could be used to launch sieges on other kingdoms. (Wikipedia).

Intriguing Little Factoids about Chinese Iron and Coal
Southern Chinese coal isn't as good as Northern Chinese Coal due to sulfur impurities.

Coal is extremely common in China. Scientists think it has something to do with the fact that there was a lot of life in Asia during one of the grand extinctions, possibly causing a lot or carbon based life to die and their remains to create coal.

Coal found in southern areas have higher values of ash and sulfur, causing most of it to be unuseable in many things.

Currently burning of domestic coal is no longer permitted in China in an act to slow down global warming and pollution. Also, burning coal can cause extreme health problems.
The Han dynasty's first emperor, Liu Bang, had a sword made from steel.
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