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Burnout Control At the Albright Coal Waste Bank Fire.

Chaiken RF; Bayle LG
Proc 2nd Int'l Conf on Env Issues & Mgmt of Waste in Energy & Min Prod Balkema 1992 Jan; :331-347
Burnout control is a process developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines for accelerating the burning of wasted coal fires in situ, while at the same time controlling the heat and fumes produced. Through burnout control it would be feasible to have a coal fire burn to completion in an environmentally acceptable manner, and to convert the sensible heat produced (as hot gas) to useful energy such as steam and electricity. The Albright fire project was the first field trial of burnout control as applied to a coal waste bank. It is believed that with: (a) improvements in engineering design and construction; (b) better control of the afterburning process; and (c) the use of conventional stack gas air pollution controls; burnout control can be applied successfully to a coal waste bank fire.
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OP 287-92
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Proc 2nd Int'l Conf. on Env. Issues & Mgmt of Waste in Energy & Min. Prod.; Balkema, Pp 331-347
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