Coal is a porous medium. Due to the large number of pores in coal and the pore size on its surface, usually ranging from millimeter to nanometer, it is difficult to measure and analyze the microscopic pore structure of coal. In order to investigate the effect of the microscopic pore structure of coal on its spontaneous combustion tendency, coal samples from different coal mines of the Kailuan Group were selected as the research objects, and the data of the microscopic pore distribution of three different coal samples were measured by using mercury injection apparatus. The regression analysis of microscopic pore data of coal samples obtained in the mercury injection experiment shows that the correlation coefficients of the regression curves are all greater than 0.94 and the fitting degree is good, indicating that there is a good correlation between the pressure, mercury intake and pore size of the coal samples, indicating that the fractal dimension of pore distribution is very effective. The fractal dimension is generally between 2 and 3, indicating that the microscopic pores of coal samples have good fractal characteristics and meet the fractal theory to describe the distribution characteristics of microscopic pores in porous media. Through the simulation system of natural combustion of coal, the simulation experiment of temperature rise oxidation of different coal samples (gas coal, fat coal, and coke coal) was carried out, and the curve of the concentration of gas products CO and CO2 in the process of temperature rise and oxidation of coal samples was drawn in the experiment. The experimental results show the relationship between the distribution structure of coal pores and its spontaneous combustion tendency, and the coal with a good distribution dimension has a stronger combustion tendency
Dong, Xianwei; Li, Gaojing; Dong, Xuanmeng; and Wang, Fusheng
"Study on the effect of coal microscopic pore structure to its spontaneous combustion tendency,"
Journal of Sustainable Mining: Vol. 21
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.46873/2300-3960.1351
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