Soviet Mining

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 120–123 | Cite as

An in-situ study of the spontaneous movement of water in a coal seam

  • O. I. Chernov
  • V. A. Vologodskii
  • N. I. Seredin
  • N. P. Mironov
Rock Mechanics and Rock Pressure
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Summary

  1. 1.

    Increase in moisture content due to spontaneous movement of water in a coal seam depends on the “voids ratio” of the coal, and increases or decreases with the voids ratio.

     
  2. 2.

    There is marked spontaneous movement of water in the solid coal. For example, in 19 days the water penetrates a distance of about 0.9 m, and in a month more than 1.5 m.

     
  3. 3.

    The law governing movement of the increased-wetness front in the coal in situ is the same as that found in laboratory conditions.

     
  4. 4.

    In “wetting” a seam, account must be taken of spontaneous movement of water in the coal.

     
  5. 5.

    To increase the size of the wetted portions of the coal, and the uniformity and quality of its saturation, the wetted seam should be left for a time with the borehole connected to the water mains.

     

Keywords

Coal Seam Void Ratio Spontaneous Movement Borehole Wall Moisture Increase 

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© Consultants Bureau 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. I. Chernov
  • V. A. Vologodskii
  • N. I. Seredin
  • N. P. Mironov

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