A study of the propensity of Queensland coals to spontaneous combustion

Humphreys, D. R. (David R.) (1979). A study of the propensity of Queensland coals to spontaneous combustion Master's Thesis, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Humphreys, D. R. (David R.)
Thesis Title A study of the propensity of Queensland coals to spontaneous combustion
School, Centre or Institute School of Civil Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1979
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Dr. D. Rowlands
Total pages 159
Collection year 1979
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
091405 Mining Engineering
Formatted abstract

Spontaneous combustion of coal has always plagued the coal mining industry. Many theories have been developed to explain the phenomenon and to predict the relative propensities of coal. 

A review of the theories and the factors likely to affect spontaneous combustion is made, along with a discussion of the various methods of study available. 

A description is given of the adiabatic calorimeter used in this research programme and the experimental procedure adopted. The results of the self-heating tests conducted are presented with analyses and discussion of results. It is found that the rate of self-heating determined in these tests can be related to the petrographic composition and the position of the coal in the coalification series. 

Recommendations for future research to support the findings of this thesis are made. 

Keyword Coal -- Queensland
Combustion, Spontaneous
Additional Notes Propensity of coal to spontaneous combustion

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