Gas explosion hazard in underground coal mining in Kuzbass

E. A. Kozlovsky, G. N. Sharov, A. E. Kontorovich, G. I. Gritsko, F. A. Kuznetsov, M. V. Kurlenya, V. A. Kovalev, V. I. Rostovtsev, I. M. Belozerov, V. A. Tchernook, V. A. Minin, Nyu Vashlaeva

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The data on gas compositions are obtained in a Kuzbass mine by the Novokuznetsk Detached Force of Militarized Mine-Rescue Unit. The analysis of 1200 mine air samples, as for instance, in Alarda mine, shows that the extreme values of fire-hazardous gas contents are (% by volume): max 0.8 for hydrogen, max 28.3 for methane, and min 0.8 for oxygen. The conclusions are drawn about possible concept of neutron-proton structure of the core being the source of hydrogen and hydrocarbon-bearing gases releasing from the subsoil of the Earth as well as about potential applicability of chemical technology for removing hydrogen from the gas mixture to increase its explosion safety.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
Number of pages5
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Conference Proceedings on Challenges for Development in Mining Science and Mining Industry - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018


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