(157a) Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Towards Control/Suppression of Underground Coal Fires
- Conference: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Year: 2010
- Proceeding: 2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
- Group: Advanced Fossil Energy Utilization
- Time: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 8:30am-9:00am
Underground coal fires represent a substantial nuisance in terms of property damage, public safety, greenhouse gas generation, and coal resource destruction. Some of the techniques employed to combat these fires will be illustrated. The magnitude of greenhouse gas generation and coal consumption will be estimated. Future research areas into this important issue such as improved fire fighting, detection, and prevention will be discussed. The possible utilization of carbon dioxide towards control and suppression of underground coal fires will be examined.
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