Step change approaches in coal technology and fugitive emissions research

Aminossadati, S. M., Amanzadeh, M., Prochon, E., Kok, J. and Adam, S. (2013). Step change approaches in coal technology and fugitive emissions research. In: Ting Ren and Jialin Xu, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Green Mining. ISGM 2013: The 6th International Symposium on Green Mining, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (332-337). 24-26 November, 2013.

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Author Aminossadati, S. M.
Amanzadeh, M.
Prochon, E.
Kok, J.
Adam, S.
Title of paper Step change approaches in coal technology and fugitive emissions research
Conference name ISGM 2013: The 6th International Symposium on Green Mining
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 24-26 November, 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Green Mining
Place of Publication Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Publisher University of Woollongong
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Editor Ting Ren
Jialin Xu
Start page 332
End page 337
Total pages 6
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Multi-factor Productivity (MFP) in underground coal mining has been on the decline for the last decade. The mining industry requires a viable and sustainable approach to overcome the current downtrend. This is only possible by concurrently focussing on productivity improvement and operating costs reduction, delivered through both incremental and step change technology development. Four technologies are presented in this paper: Fibre Optic borehole sensing has been demonstrated to reveal detailed information about gas flow influx, water level and borehole blockage events occurring along the length of a surface-to-inseam lateral. Fibre Optic Gas Sensing has also been investigated, and this teclmology promises a remote, intrinsically safe, distributed solution. Recent developments in continuous water jet drilling technology have demonstrated a step change increase in drilling rates and flexibility for coal seam degassing, applicable in both surface-to-inseam and underground in-seam applications. The application of water jet technology to the cable bolt drilling problem offers potential to address a serious health and safety and productivity issue in the roadway development process.
Keyword Coal seam gas
Fibre optic sensing
Gas sensing in borehole
Radial drilling
Roof bolting
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Invited Presentation during Session 7: "Coal Mine Methane and VAM".

 
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Created: Fri, 14 Feb 2014, 17:18:41 EST by Dr Saiied Aminossadati on behalf of CRCMining