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Spontaneous Combustion of Coal

Characteristics, Evaluation and Risk Assessment

Authors: Wang, Xinyang

  • Explains how to understand, analyze and mitigate spontaneous coal combustion
  • Offers preventive measures to mitigate the hazards of spontaneous coal combustion
  • Applies experimental techniques to investigate the chemical properties of coal
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About this book

This book aims to understand, analyze and mitigate the harmful impacts of spontaneous coal combustion in underground mines, a thermal phenomenon that triggers fires and explosions threatening the safety of mine workers globally. Based on experimental and theoretical research findings, the book emphasizes three essential questions that are fundamental to understand spontaneous coal combustion: What are the root causes? How to evaluate the causative factors to determine the activity of coal? and How to bring this issue under control in real longwall panel? Readers are introduced to experimental techniques applied to investigate the basic molecular structure of coal and evaluate chemical properties that induce self-heating behavior, theoretical analyses to predict the extrinsic effect on low temperature oxidation of coal in experimental scale and full-size longwall panel, and preventive measures to mitigate this issue using methods for retardant screening, numerical simulations for optimal grouting and nitrogen injections, and case studies analyzing thermal events using mine atmosphere gas monitoring data. The book will be of interest to students and researchers studying mining engineering and chemistry, as well as engineers and practitioners involved in coal mine development and risk assessment. 

About the authors

Dr. Xinyang Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mining Engineering at Liaoning Technical University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Safety Engineering at Northeastern University, China.  

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33691-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33690-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spontaneous Combustion of Coal
Book Subtitle
Characteristics, Evaluation and Risk Assessment
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33691-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33691-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33690-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 240
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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