Mohalik, N.K. and Singh, V.K. and Singh, R.V.K. (2009) Application of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for controlling subsurface fire area: Indian context. Journal of Mining Science , 45 (4). pp. 390-397. ISSN 1062-7391

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In bord and pillar method of mining, the panels are sealed off after depillaring. Depending upon the site specific condition, 40 to 45 % coal are left in depillared panel as stook, loose coal left in goaf, hard coal on floor and roof of the panel. The left out coals in goaf area start oxidation, and this leads to spontaneous heating in side sealed off area. For assessment of fire in underground coal mines, thermo-compositional monitoring plays an important role. This paper presents scientific relevance and selective criteria for use of inert gas for control of subsurface fire. Finally the paper discusses spontaneous heating problem in sealed off area and application of inertisation technology by using CO2 to prevent and control sealed off fire at Haripur Colliery, Kenda Area, ECL, India.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mine Fire
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2012 13:20
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 13:20

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