A Historical Review of Identifying and Mitigating Mine Gas Explosions

  • Jianwei Cheng


In this Chapter, it includes a thorough literature review regarding on three aspects: (1) Methods to descript the behaviour of mine sealed atmosphere in an underground coal mine and to analyse the sealed atmosphere and its potential effects on a mine ventilation system; (2) Main popular and typical methods used in mining industry to determine the mine gas explosibility are introduced and reviewed. Case demonstrations for each method are also shown and can be used to instruct readers to understand how to apply them. (3) This chapter also reviews current techniques used in the mining industry for controlling or mitigating gas explosion hazards, which are generally classified as passive and active types. The merits and demerits of each technology are discussed and a comparison among all methods has been done based on their applicability.


Mining safety Mine ventilation Atmosphere in sealed mine gob Gas explosibility Explosibility identification Explosion control and protections 


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  • Jianwei Cheng
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  1. 1.College of Safety EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina

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