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This conference paper was originally published as Mohalik, N, Panigrahi, D, Singh, V & Singh, R, Assessment of Spontaneous Heating of Coal By Differential Scanning Calorimetric Technique - An Overview, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2009: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2009, 303-310.


Differential Scanning Calorimetric (DSC) applications in coal sciences have expanded rapidly. Various researchers observed that some of the methods to determine spontaneous heating are time consuming, tedious and do not give reproducible results. DSC instruments are usually employed under identical experimental conditions to track the reaction type (i.e., endothermic or exothermic), to calculate kinetics and heat flow rates. Application of DSC for determination of spontaneous heating of coal and suitability in this area is described.

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