DESIGN OF AN OPTIMAL LINING MATERIAL TO PREVENT COAL FIRES AT UNDERGROUND COAL MINES

World Mining Congress
Spontaneous combustion of coal is a significant hazard in underground coal mines. It causes serious problems for miners for many years after the fact. It threatens workers’ lives and causes economic losses for companies. It disrupts coal production and makes it necessary to abandon the main drift where the spontaneous combustion occurred. Coal fires have to be prevented before they occur; otherwise they are very hard to control. Precautions thus have to be taken in potentially risky areas.
Keywords: mixture; Coal; Materials; Linings; Lining; Waters; Water; Air; Spontaneous combustion; Fires;
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