Influence of methane on the prediction index gases of coal spontaneous combustion: A case study in Xishan coalfield, China

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Lean-oxygen environment caused by methane in high gassy coal mine goaf has a significant influence on the prediction index gases of residual coal spontaneous combustion. The coal sample from Xishan coalfield in China was used to conduct the low-temperature oxidation experiments under different lean-oxygen environments. The experimental results show that different lean-oxygen environments had a significant delay effect on the formation of CO, CO , H and C H , and the lower the O concentration, the more obvious the delay effect, and the delay effect of methane was greater than that of N . A lean-oxygen environment caused by methane also had a significant influence on the values of CO/ΔO ratio and CO /ΔO ratio. However, when the temperature was < 170 °C, the change of O concentration had no significant influence on the value of CO/CO ratio, and the relationship between the value of CO/CO ratio and temperature T can be accurately expressed by exponential function. The absolute amount of CO, CO and C H generated by 1kg residual coal (C , C and C ), which can reduce the influence of air leakage and residual coal mass on prediction index gases, were introduced to predict the spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. Then, the distribution diagrams of C , C and C with temperature and O concentration were obtained, so as to accurately predict the degree of spontaneous combustion in high gassy coal mine goaf. The research results are of great significance to the prevention of spontaneous combustion in goaf of high gassy mine. 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 CO CO 2 C 2 H 6 CO CO 2 C 2 H 6 2

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