Assessing the effectivenes of inertization of brown coal dust with limestone rock dust

  • Rijad Šišić Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering Tuzla
  • Jelena Markovic Faculty of Mining, Geology and Civil Engineering Tuzla
  • Kasim Bajramović Brown coal mine „Kakanj“ Kakanj

Abstract

An assessment of the effectiveness of inertization of coal dust with inert dust is an important step in prevention of coal dust explosions. According to the tests on their explosive properties, coal dusts from all the mines in Bosnia and Herzegovina present an explosion hazard. The measure applied in order to prevent the transmission of deposited coal dust explosion, in both methaneous and non-methaneous pits, is wetting. The prescribed content of solid non-combustible particles in coal dust which makes the dust non-explosive (defined by BH regulations)  is based on the figures taken from Polish regulations. In order to get the content of inert component in coal dust which will prevent the transmission of explosion, relevant for BH coals, a research was conducted on brown coal dusts from the three largest producing coal mines in BH. In this case, limestone rock dust was used to inert coal dust. Tests were conducted in accordance with the methods defined by EN 14034-1 and EN 14034-2. The tests conducted indicate that the content of inert component in BH coal dusts differs from the amounts defined by the adopted Polish regulations and, consequently, that BAS (Bosnian and Herzegovinian) standards need to be changed accordingly.

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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Šišić, R., Markovic, J., & Bajramović, K. (2017). Assessing the effectivenes of inertization of brown coal dust with limestone rock dust. Podzemni Radovi, (31), 31-43. doi:10.5937/podrad1731031M
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