Kumar, Ritesh (2011) Impacts of Coal Fires on the Environment. Minetech, 32 (4). pp. 30-39. ISSN 0970-7204

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Coal fires burning around the world are an environmental catastrophe characterized by the emission of noxious gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, and condensation by-products. Underground fires ignited by natural causes or human error are responsible for atmospheric pollution, acid rain, perilous land subsidence, and increased coronary and respiratory diseases. They consume a valuable energy resource, destroy floral and faunal habitats, and promote human suffering as a consequence of heat, subsidence and pollution. This paper provides a brief overview of the deadly impacts of coal fires on the environment, discusses some of the largest coal fires in the world and finally it deals with remote sensing technology used for detecting and preventing coal fire.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coal firs, environmental problems, Jharia coalfield, remote sensing
Subjects: Methane Emission and Degasification
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 09 May 2012 06:42
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 06:42
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1138

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