Article - 18 May 2012
Coal has been a major source of energy in the world since its discovery in the early 18th century.
Article - 10 Jan 2022
Coal mining is one of the most dangerous occupations, historically claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of coal miners. Although fatalities in coal mining are at an all-time low, this industry...
Article - 6 May 2013
Pyrite is a key mineral present in most coal, which contains different amounts of sulfur based on how much iron and sulfur combined in the peat.
Article - 4 Jan 2022
Engineering scientists researching seismic activity in relation to deep mining have identified the characteristics of earthquakes in strata being mined, and also how mine towers behave.
Article - 26 Jul 2018
Since its introduction around 4,000 years ago, coal – a naturally occurring combustible solid – has been utilized as a fuel source for heating and cooking and, in more recent times, for the generation...
Article - 14 Nov 2019
Measuring the gas content present within coal samples plays an important role in determining the safety of a mine. Typically, the gas content of coal is assessed through a direct measurement method.
Article - 30 Jun 2022
Scientists from China have collaborated on a new paper to identify better gas outburst detection methods to significantly improve safety in mining. The authors have presented a novel deep-learning...
Article - 31 Mar 2022
Characterizing and analyzing coal relies on the determination of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, and can help provide information useful to calculate the material to energy balance and efficiency.
Article - 16 Mar 2022
A paper, published in ACS Omega, investigates the piezoelectric effect of roof deformation and fracture sparking the methane qualities to provide accurate ideas for the prevention and management of...
Article - 14 Mar 2022
Scientists have developed a modeling system to study the relationships between anthropogenic activity and natural factors, in relation to vegetation cover in the Yangquan coal mining area of China.