UTILIZATION OF METHANE RELEASED DURING COAL MINING ACTIVITIES

World Mining Congress
Methane drainage and ventilation methods of methane hazard mitigation are used in the coal mines of Kompania Węglowa S.A. Over 22% of methane released during mining activities is captured by methane drainage systems and transported to the surface. In this article we present development plans for utilization of methane captured and transported to the surface by methane drainage systems. The results of research on the possibility of economic utilization of methane concentrated in ventilation air that leaves the mine through fan diffusers are also described.
Keywords: methane; Drainage; coal mines; Coal mine; Mine; Mines; Utilization; Production; Installation;
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