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Influence of methane on the prediction index gases of coal spontaneous combustion: A case study in Xishan coalfield, China

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Lean-oxygen environment caused by methane in high gassy coal mine goaf has a significant influence on the prediction index gases of residual coal spontaneous combustion. The coal sample from Xishan coalfield in China was used to conduct the low-temperature oxidation experiments under different lean-oxygen environments. The experimental results show that different lean-oxygen environments had a significant delay effect on the formation of CO, CO2, H2 and C2H6, and the lower the O2 concentration, the more obvious the delay effect, and the delay effect of methane was greater than that of N2. A lean-oxygen environment caused by methane also had a significant influence on the values of CO/��O2 ratio and CO2/��O2 ratio. However, when the temperature was < 170 ��C, the change of O2 concentration had no significant influence on the value of CO/CO2 ratio, and the relationship between the value of CO/CO2 ratio and temperature T can be accurately expressed by exponential function. The absolute amount of CO, CO2 and C2H6 generated by 1kg residual coal (CCO, CCO2 and CC2H6), which can reduce the influence of air leakage and residual coal mass on prediction index gases, were introduced to predict the spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. Then, the distribution diagrams of CCO, CCO2 and CC2H6 with temperature and O2 concentration were obtained, so as to accurately predict the degree of spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. The research results are of great significance to the prevention of spontaneous combustion in goaf of high gassy mine.

UOW Authors


  •   Qiao, Ming (external author)
  •   Ren, Ting

Publication Date


  • 2021

Published In


Citation


  • Liu, H., Wang, F., Ren, T., Qiao, M., & Yan, J. (2021). Influence of methane on the prediction index gases of coal spontaneous combustion: A case study in Xishan coalfield, China. Fuel, 289. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119852

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85098459080

Volume


  • 289

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Lean-oxygen environment caused by methane in high gassy coal mine goaf has a significant influence on the prediction index gases of residual coal spontaneous combustion. The coal sample from Xishan coalfield in China was used to conduct the low-temperature oxidation experiments under different lean-oxygen environments. The experimental results show that different lean-oxygen environments had a significant delay effect on the formation of CO, CO2, H2 and C2H6, and the lower the O2 concentration, the more obvious the delay effect, and the delay effect of methane was greater than that of N2. A lean-oxygen environment caused by methane also had a significant influence on the values of CO/��O2 ratio and CO2/��O2 ratio. However, when the temperature was < 170 ��C, the change of O2 concentration had no significant influence on the value of CO/CO2 ratio, and the relationship between the value of CO/CO2 ratio and temperature T can be accurately expressed by exponential function. The absolute amount of CO, CO2 and C2H6 generated by 1kg residual coal (CCO, CCO2 and CC2H6), which can reduce the influence of air leakage and residual coal mass on prediction index gases, were introduced to predict the spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. Then, the distribution diagrams of CCO, CCO2 and CC2H6 with temperature and O2 concentration were obtained, so as to accurately predict the degree of spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. The research results are of great significance to the prevention of spontaneous combustion in goaf of high gassy mine.

UOW Authors


  •   Qiao, Ming (external author)
  •   Ren, Ting

Publication Date


  • 2021

Published In


Citation


  • Liu, H., Wang, F., Ren, T., Qiao, M., & Yan, J. (2021). Influence of methane on the prediction index gases of coal spontaneous combustion: A case study in Xishan coalfield, China. Fuel, 289. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119852

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85098459080

Volume


  • 289

Issue


Place Of Publication