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Mining Publication: Simulation of Spontaneous Heating in Longwall Gob Area with a Bleederless Ventilation System

Original creation date: August 2008

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Although only used in a few U.S. longwall mines, bleederless ventilation systems can be an effective spontaneous combustion control method in mines having a demonstrated history of spontaneous combustion. To provide insights for the optimization of bleederless ventilation systems for U.S. underground coal mines, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study was conducted to model the spontaneous heating in longwall gob areas using a bleederless ventilation system. A single longwall panel with a bleederless ventilation system was simulated, and typical longwall mine ventilation data were used in the simulations. The permeability and porosity profiles for the longwall gob were estimated using a geotechnical model and were used as inputs for the CFD modeling. The effects of gob permeability and resistance of the collapsed entries on the spontaneous heating were studied. The effectiveness of using nitrogen injection to prevent spontaneous heating in the gob was also examined.

Authors: AC Smith, L Yuan

Peer Reviewed Journal ArticleAugust - 2008

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NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20034235

Min Eng 2008 Aug; 60(8):61-66

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