E3S Web Conf.
Volume 315, 2021VIth International Innovative Mining Symposium
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Environment Problems in Mining Regions|
|Published online||28 October 2021|
Study of the parameters of spontaneous fire seats in coal pit rock dumps
1 Novation firm «KUZBASS-NIIOGR», 650054 Kemerovo, 3 Pionersky blvd., the Russian Federation
2 T.F. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, 650000 Kemerovo, 28 Vesennyaya st., the Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The presence of coal and coal-bearing rocks in waste rock dumps of open-pit coal mines contributes to the occurrence of spontaneous combustions that negatively affect the environment and people. Measurements of the temperature and the content of hazardous gases in the temperature anomaly that arose in the waste rock dump of the open-pit coal mine were made to assess the parameters of spontaneous fire seats. In the course of the study, the efficiency of detecting spontaneous fire seats in waste rock dumps was assessed by measuring the rock temperature in the wells with a depth of 2.5 m, drilled at a distance of 20 m from each other. The experiment showed the difficulty of drilling control wells in waste rock dumps and the impossibility of drilling them on the slopes of dumps, especially in spontaneous fire seats with a high rock temperature. The necessity of casing control wells with pipes makes it difficult to measure the rock temperature at different depths. It was found that there are sharp drops in the rock temperature in the heated area of the dump, which cannot be detected when the wells are located at the recommended distance. The measurements showed that in all wells the temperature increases with depth, therefore the depth of wells recommended by the regulatory documents does not allow determining the size of the heated area.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.