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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

J. Wu, Y. Wu, J. Wang and C. Zhou, Radon measuring to detect coal spontaneous combustion fire source at Bulianta mine, Shendong, 12th Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2012, 300-304.


The paper introduces the theory of using radon to detect the source of coal fires resulting from spontaneous combustion and its successful application at the No.12405 gob area in Bulianta Mine, Shendong. The practice shows that this method provides the scientific basis for coal seam spontaneous combustion control plan-making. It is a key technology and can be applicable for wide applications.