The Estimation of the Propensity for Spontaneous Combustion in Colliery Wastes
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1987
This paper firstly examines the pollu- tion potential of burning colliery wastes. A comparison of two means of estimating the pro- pensity for coal to combust spontaneously is next presented. The use of microwaves, as a new procedure, is discussed in detail, while a comparison of the results is made with a modi- fied adiabatic technique. A number of coals that are known to combust spontaneously was tested, as were some coals that are not consi- dered to have self heating potential.