A coal processing characteristics index

Abstract An index to evaluate the amenability for processing of different coals is implemented. The index is based on the well-known Mayer-curve or M-curve. The index is superior to other existing indices and is implemented using Microsoft-Excelª. Several coals are used to demonstrate the implementation of the index proposed.
Keywords: Coal processing, Characteristics index, M-curve
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Summary: zation of underground mines have led to the production of large amounts of gaseous and particulate contaminants. Over 100 000 lives have been lost due to methane gas and dust explosions in coal mine workings in both the United States and Canada since 1900. There is, therefore, the need to constantly assess and evaluate the performance of existing mine ventilation systems to maintain safe and acceptable mine environmental conditions. This paper advances research initiatives in the control of...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): R.S. Suglo, S. Frimpong
Keywords: Underground mining, Auxiliary ventilation systems, Methane gas, Air flow
Issue: 1054
Volume: 94
Year: 2001
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