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Kramer, R., Pelter, L. and Valia, H.S., “Development of a Multipurpose Coke Plant for Synthetic Fuel Production,” AISTech 2008 Conf. Proceedings, Volume 1, May 2008.

Ellis, A. and Valia, H.S., “NonRecovery Operating Practices from Around the World,” AISTech 2008 Conf. Proceedings, Volume 1, May 2008.

Valia, H.S., “New Coke Making Technologies,” Chattisgarh Steel & Mining Summit, July 12, 2007, Raipur, India.

Valia, H.S., “Coking Coals from Selected Regions of the World,” INDIACOKE Conference Proceeding, Intertech, January, 2007, Kolkatta, India.

Valia, H.S., and A. Ellis, “Preparing a New Generation of Coke Plant Technologists,” Short Course Pre-Conference Proc., INDIACOKE Conference, Intertech, January, 2007, Kolkatta, India.

Valia, H.S., “Super Strength Coke from Shanxi Province in China,” Intertech World Met Coke Summit, October, 2006, Philadelphia, USA.

Valia, H.S., and A. Ellis, “Preparing a New Generation of Coke Plant Technologists,” Short Course Pre-Conference Proc., Intertech World Met Coke Summit, October, 2006, Philadelphia, USA.

Valia, H.S., “The Phoenix of Non Recovery Coke making and It’s Rapid Flight, ”The 5th European Coke & Iron making Congress, June 12-15, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. Coke Production for Blast Furnace Iron making, Date – Current.

Valia, H.S., “Coal Cost Reduction Using Low Rank Coals,” AIST 2005 Conf. Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 83-89; Paper won the AIST Kapitan Award for Best Paper

Valia, H.S., “Non Recovery Coke Making – The Choice for the 21st Century,” 5th Iron making Conference Proc., Instituto Argentino De Siderurgia, San Nicolas, Argentina, 2005, pp. 89-92

Valia, H.S., Coke Plant Technologies for the Future, First International Conference on Coking Coals & Coke Making: Challenges & Opportunities, Steel Authority of India, Ranchi, India, 2005, pp. 3-15.

Valia, H.S., Yan Jiying, and Song Weijie, “Production of Super Strength Coke from Non-Recovery Coke making at Shanxi Sanjia, Jixiu, Shanxi Province, China,” AISTech 2004 Proceedings, Volume 1, p. 633-636.

Valia, H.S., “Bright Future for the World Non Recovery/Heat Recovery Technology,” Proceedings of Global Steel 2004, January 2004, Bombay, India.

Valia, H.S., “Global Coking Coal Quality and Importance during Met Coke Crisis,” Short Course Pre-Conference Proc., Intertech World Met Coke Summit, October, 2004, Chicago, USA.

Agarwalla, Asim, Agarwalla, Anup, and Valia, H.S., “High Quality Coke from Non Recovery BLA Coke Plant, Mithapur, India,” Proc. Intertech World Met Coke Summit October, 2004.

Valia, H.S. and M. Mastalerz, “Indiana Coals and the Steel Industry,” Indiana Geological Survey Special Report Number 64, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004, 28 pp.

Chaubal, P.C. and Valia, H.S., “Behavior of Stamped Non Recovery Coke in B.F.,” METEC Congress 2003, Dusseldorf, Germany

Valia, H.S., “Coke Production Utilizing Non Recovery/Heat Recovery Technology,” McMaster Coke making Course, Hamilton, Canada, 2003, pp.

Kruse, R.J., Chaubal, P.C., Moore, J.B., and Valia, H., “Blast Furnace PCI Coal Selection at Ispat Inland,” ISS Iron making Proc., Vol., 2003, pp.

Valia, H.S. and Mastalerz, M., “Indiana Coals and the Steel Industry,” ISS Iron making Proc., Vol., 2003, pp.

Valia, H.S., “Coke Production, Coal Selection, and Coal Quality Monitoring,” Keystone Coal Manual, 2003, pp.

Valia, H.S., “Journey of a Coal from a Coal Seam to the Hearth of a Blast Furnace,” Intertech Con. On “Coke at the Crossroads 2002,” St. Louis, Missouri, pp

Valia, H.S., “Coal Blend Rank Changes and Resultant Coke Quality from IHCC Heat Recovery Coke making,” Am. Iron & Steel Engineers, Annual Conf. Proceedings, 2002.

Valia, H.S., “Coal Blend Rank Changes and Resultant Coke Quality from IHCC Heat Recovery Coke making,” ISS-Iron making Proc., Vol. 61, 2002, pp. 419-426; Iron & Steelmaker, December 2002, pp. 43-47.

Best, M., Burgo, J., and Valia, H., “Effect of Coke Strength After Reaction (CSR) on Blast Furnace Performance,” ISS-Iron making Proc., Vol. 61, 2002, pp. 213-239.

Valia, H.S., “Coke Breakage Behavior of Heat recovery Coke,” 3rd Iron making Seminar, Instituto Argentino de Diderurgia, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 11-14.

Valia, H.S., “Coke Quality from Coke Plants Utilizing Three different Production Methods,” 1st International Mtg on Iron making, Brazilian Assoc. for Metallurgy (ABM), Sept. 24-26, 2001, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, pp. 105-115.

Duttler, M., Carter, W., Chaubal, P., Knorr, E., Moore, J., Valia, H., and Zuke, D., “Experience with Heat Recovery Coke Use at Ispat Inland No. 7 B.F., “ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 60, 2001, pp. 129-139.

Valia, H., “The Comparison of Coke Quality from a By-Product (USA), A Non-Recovery (China), and Heat Recovery Coke Plant (USA), “ 4th European Coke making and Iron making Congress, 2000, Paris, p. 148-156.

Knorr, E., Carter, W., Chaubal, P., Moore, J., Ranade, M., Valia, H., and Zuke, D., “Transition of Ispat Inland’s No. 7 B.F. from conventional to Heat Recovery Coke,” 4th European Coke making and Iron making Congress, 2000, Paris, pp. 148-156.

Sahajwalla, V., Kong, C.H., Chaubal, P., and Valia, H., “Determination of Proportions of Coal Char and Coke Fines in the Off Gas Blast Furnace Samples,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 59, 2000, pp. 129-139.

Valia, H.S., “Coals for Metallurgical Coke Production,” Chapter 7.2 in Making, Shaping, and Treating of Steel, Edited by Wakelin, D.H.,11th Edition, Iron making Volume, The AISE Steel Foundation, Pittsburgh, pp. 384-395.

Ellis, A.R., Schuett, K.J., Thorley, T., and Valia, H., “Heat Recovery Coke making at Indiana Harbor Coke Company – An Historic Event for the Steel Industry,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 58, 1999, pp. 129-139.

Lu, W.K. and Valia, H.S., “Analysis of Some New Iron making and Coke making Processes with Respect to Environment Protection,” International Symposium on Global Environment and Iron and Steel Industry, Chinese Society of Metals and United Nations Environment Program, April 14-16, 1998, Beijing, China, pp. 185-190.

Valia, H.S., “Coke Quality from the Current and Future Coke Producing Technologies,” Coping with the Tightening Coke Supply, “ Gorham/Intertech Conference, March 5-7, 1997, Charlotte, N.C.

Valia, H.S., “Design of Coal Blends for required Coke Properties,” Intensive Course on Coke making, McMaster University, May 13, 1997, Vol. I, Raw Materials.

Chaubal, P., White D., and Valia, H., “Development of Coal Injection at Inland steel,” American Iron & Steel Engineers-Blast Furnace Injection Symposium, Cleveland, 1996, pp. 47-58.

Valia, H.S., “Blending Coal for Coke making,” in Selecting Coals for Quality Coke, Iron & Steel Society 1996 Iron making Short Course, Pittsburgh, PA., March 24, 1996, pp. 208-258.

Valia, H.S., “Hands on Examples of Blending Coal and Quality Control of Coals,” in Selecting Coals for Quality Coke, Iron & Steel Society 1996 Iron making Short Course, Pittsburgh, PA., March 24, 1996, pp. 259-268.

Valia, H.S., “Coke Production for Blast Furnace Iron making,” Blast Furnace Iron making Short Course, Vol. 1 - Principles, Design, and Raw Materials, Mcmaster university, May 1996, pp. 10-1 to 10-19.

Valia, H.S., “Coal Usage in the Steel Industry,” in ASIA Coal 1995 Conference, Singapore, March 20-22, 1995.

Valia, H.S. and Harrison, C.H., “Improvement in Coke Carbon Form through Induction Heating,” FUEL, 1994, Vol. 73, No. 6, pp. 962-966.

Valia, H.S. and Hooper, W., “Use of Reverts and Non-Coking Coals in Metallurgical Coke making,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 53, 1994, pp. 129-139.

Hurt, R., Davis, K., Yang, N., Gibbins, J., and Valia, H., “Carbon Burnout in Pulverized Coal Combustion: An Overview of Mechanism and Trends,” The Effects of Coal Quality on Power Plants, 4th International Conference, Electric Power Research Institute, Aug. 17-19, 1994, Charleston, S.C.

Valia, H., “Coke Production for B.F. Iron making,” An Intensive Short Course in B.F. Iron making, Vol. 2, Raw Materials, May 1994, McMaster University.

Valia, H.S., “Coal Quality Reserve Evaluation for the Iron and Steel Industry,” Proc. 10th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Sept. 20-24, 1993, Pittsburgh, PA., pp. 305-310.

Kaegi, D., Addes, V., Valia, H., and Grant, M., “Carbonization” Chapter in “Coal Conversion Process,” Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th Edition, Vol. 6, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 489-511.

Valia, H.S., “Coal and Petroleum Coke Interactions during Carbonization,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 51, 1992, pp. 435-447.

Valia, H.S. and Harrison, C.H., “Improvement in Coke Carbon Form through Induction heating,” Paper presented at the 2nd International Symp. on Structure, Properties, and Reactivity of Coal, Polish Academy of Sciences and CNRS of France, Krakow, Poland, Sept. 21-23,1992.

Valia, H.S., “Effects of Coal Oxidation on Coke making,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 49, 1990, pp. 199-209.

Valia, H.S., “Predicting Coke Strength After Reaction with CO2 from Coal Analysis,” in “Coke Reactivity and Its effect on Blast Furnace Operation,” Edited by Gray, R.J. and Goscinski, J., 1990, Iron & Steel Society Publication, pp. 109-119.

Valia, H.S., Kaegi, D., Addes, V.I., and Zuke D.A., “Production and Use of High CSR Coke at Inland Steel Company,” in “Coke Reactivity and Its effect on Blast Furnace Operation,” Edited by Gray, R.J. and Goscinski, J., 1990, Iron & Steel Society Publication, pp. 59-72.

Valia, H.S., “Prediction of Coke Strength After Reaction with CO2 from Coal Analysis at Inland Steel Company,” Transactions of the ISS, Vol. 11, 190, pp. 55-65.

Valia, H.S., “Prediction of Coke Strength After Reaction with CO2 from Coal analysis at Inland Steel Company,” Iron and Steelmaker, May 1989, pp. 77-87.

Valia, H.S., Kaegi, D., Addes, V.I., and Zuke D.A., “Production and Use of High CSR Coke at Inland Steel Company,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 48, 1989, pp. 133-146. - Paper won American Iron & Steel Institute President Medal for the outstanding paper published in 1988-1989

Kaegi, D., Valia, H. and Harrison, C., “Maceral Behavior and Coal Carbonization,” ISS-Iron making Conference Proc., Vol. 47, 1988, pp. 339-349.

Kaegi, D.D. and Valia, H.S., “Coke Carbon Form Analysis as a Means for understanding Maceral Behavior and Coal carbonization,” The Society for Organic Petrology, 3rd Annual Mtg Abstracts, 1986.

Valia, H.S. and Kaegi, D.D., “The Influence of Exudatinite on the Carbonization Behavior of a Medium Volatile Coal from Colorado,” Geological Society of America 97th Annual Mtg. Symposium – “Characterization of Western Coals,” Reno, Nevada, 1984.

Valia, H.S. and Spearin, E.Y., “The Fluorescent and Infrared analysis of Solvent Induced Reaction Product of Coal,” 16th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Extended Abstracts, American Carbon Society, July 18-22, 1983, san Diego, CA, pp. 449-450.

Valia, H.S., “Petrography and Possible Future Utilization of the Pennsylvanian Middle Kittanning (No. 6) Coal, Ohi0,” 9th International Congress of Carboniferous Strat. & Geol. Abstracts, 1979, p. 221.

Valia, H.S., “Surface Microtextures of Detrital Garnet Grains,” Geol. Soc. America, Abs., Vol. 11, No. 5, 1979, p. 259.

Valia, H.S. and Jones, R., “A Petrographic and Factor Analysis of Maceral Variables in Coal seam No. 3 Kamptee, Maharastra, India,” Tenth International Congress on Sedimentology, Jerusalem, Israel, Abs., Vol. 2, 1978, p. 698.

Valia, H.S. and Cameron, B., “Skewness as a Paeoenvironmental Indicator,” Reply: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, Vol. 48, 1978, pp. 1002-1004.

Valia, H.S., Cameron, B., and Khalifa, H., “Recorrelation of Eocene-Miocene Boundary of Delaware Coastal Plain,” Reply: American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Vol. 62, 1978, pp. 1715-1717.

Valia, H.S., “Distinction of Paleoshoreline Environments Through Scanning Electron Microscopy and Lithology,” Geol. Soc. America, Abs., Vol. 10, No. 2, 1978, p. 90.

Valia, H.S. and Cameron, B., “Paleoenvironmental Analysis of the Chesapeake Group (Miocene) of the Delaware Coastal Plain,” Geol. Soc. America, Abs., Vol. 9, No. 3, 1977, p. 326.

Valia, H.S., “Petrographic Study of Coal from the Rhode Island Formation, Narragansett Basin, New England – Part I,” Open File Report, Weston Observatory, Boston College, Boston, 1977.

Valia, H.S. and Cameron, B., “Skewness as a Paleoenvironmental Indicator,” Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, Vol. 47, 1977, pp. 784-793.

Valia, H.S., Cameron, B., and Khalifa, H., “Recorrelation of Eocene-Miocene Boundary of the Delaware Coastal Plain,” Reply: American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 5, 1977, pp. 723-727.

Valia, H.S. and Cameron, B., “Miocene Transgressions and Regressions of Delaware Coastal Plain,” American assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, Vol. 60, pp. 784-785.

Valia, H.S. and Cameron, B., “Use of Skewness as a Paleoenvironmental Indicator,” Geol. Soc. America, Abs., Vol. 8, No. 2, 1976, p. 291.

Valia, H.S., “Petrology and Stratigraphy of the Uppermost Miocene Sediments of Central Delaware,” Geol. Soc. America, Abs., Vol. 7, No. 1, 1975, p. 122.

Valia, H.S., “Petrographic Study of Miocene Sediments of Central Delaware and Southern New Jersey,” Open File Report, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1975, p. 51.

Valia, H.S., “Miocene Sedimentation and Stratigraphy of the Delaware Coastal Plain,” Ph.D. Thesis, Boston University, Dissertation Abstracts International, 1976.

Valia, H.S., “Ground water Provinces of India,” Bhuvigyan, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1970, pp. 51-53.

Valia, H.S., “Inside the Earth” – A book in Hindi for Young Adults, Visva Bharti Publications, Nagpur, India, 1969, 26 p.

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