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Mine Fire Diagnostics Applied to the Carbondale, PA Mine Fire Site
     

Mine Fire Diagnostics Applied to the Carbondale, PA Mine Fire Site

by Ann G. Kim
 
The U.S. Bureau of Mines applied its mine fire diagnostic method to an abandoned anthracite mine fire site in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The technique to locate fires in abandoned coal mines and coal refuse piles includes the determination of hydrocarbon concentrations in mine gases, the imposition of an underground gas flow direction, and use of a

Overview

The U.S. Bureau of Mines applied its mine fire diagnostic method to an abandoned anthracite mine fire site in Carbondale, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The technique to locate fires in abandoned coal mines and coal refuse piles includes the determination of hydrocarbon concentrations in mine gases, the imposition of an underground gas flow direction, and use of a surface mapping method to define heated and cold zones in underground coal strata. The heated zones at Carbondale were characterized by elevated methane concentrations. The results of 25 communication tests were analyzed to define 2 large (approximately 100 by 250 ft) and 5 small, isolated heated zones. An approximate correlation existed between the location of the heated zones and areas of anomalous snow melt. The correlation between the results of the diagnostic test and subsurface temperatures was not significant.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013259447
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
10/08/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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