A review of spontaneous combustion studies – South African context

  title={A review of spontaneous combustion studies – South African context},
  author={M. Onifade and B. Genc},
  journal={International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment},
  pages={527 - 547}
  • M. Onifade, B. Genc
  • Published 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
Abstract One of the challenges in the coal mining industry is self-heating of coal as this can become a problem during mining operations, stockpiling and transportation. This study reviews the mechanism of self-heating, areas of spontaneous combustion, various factors influencing self-heating and different experimental studies to predict its occurrence. The technical control measures applied to minimise self-heating with special consideration to South African coals are also discussed. The… Expand
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