Title: Microcosmic thermal analysis of coal mixed with oxides at different temperatures

Authors: Chung-Fu Huang; An-Chi Huang; Jing-Yu Zhao; Jun Deng; Chi-Min Shu; Terng-Jou Wan

Addresses: Graduate School of Engineering Science and Technology, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), 123, University Rd., Sec 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science and Technology, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), 123, University Rd., Sec 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan ' Key Laboratory of Western Mine Exploitation and Hazard Prevention of Ministry of Education, School of Safety Science and Engineering, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, 58, Yanta Mid Rd., Xi'an, 710054 Shaanxi, China ' Key Laboratory of Western Mine Exploitation and Hazard Prevention of Ministry of Education, School of Safety Science and Engineering, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, 58, Yanta Mid Rd., Xi'an, 710054 Shaanxi, China ' Department of Safety, Health, and Environmental Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), 123, University Rd., Sec. 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan ' Department of Safety, Health, and Environmental Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), 123, University Rd., Sec. 3, Douliou, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan

Abstract: Disaster prevention in multiple mining is an area of research focus worldwide. Although coal is the most abundant and cheapest energy resource, its disadvantages cannot be ignored. In particular, spontaneous combustion events in mines have been regularly reported. Therefore, the factors responsible for these disasters must be identified and preventive measures implemented. The objective of the present study was to establish a mechanism for the thermal stability analysis of lignite and long flame coal mixed with CuO, Fe2O3, or coal's products; the mechanism involves conducting thermogravimetric analyses at different temperatures. The kinetic parameters obtained through these analyses facilitate the development of remining technology and the improvement of standard operating processes in remining. Moreover, they contributed to the safer design of instruments and the development of a database on the risk of spontaneous coal fires. [Received: November 25, 2016; Accepted: March 12, 2017]

Keywords: disaster prevention; energy resource; thermal stability analysis; thermogravimetric analysis; kinetic parameters; spontaneous coal fires.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2018.091515

International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2018 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.239 - 254

Available online: 26 Apr 2018 *

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