February 2023
Volume 75    Issue 2

Experimental and CFD simulation techniques for coal dust explosibility study – A review

Khan, Asfar Mobin; Ray, Santosh Kumar; Mohalik, Niroj Kumar; Mishra, Debashish; Mandal, Somu; Pandey, Jai Krishna


Coal is a low-cost fuel with high calorific value. Statistically, the global coal mining industry suffered 12,489 fatalities in 104 reported mining accidents from coal dust explosions during 1900 to 2020. This review article discusses the occurrence, mechanism and explosibility parameters of coal dust explosions and presents a literature survey of the laboratory and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation methods of studying them, as well as a comparison of the two methods.

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2022) 39:1445–1463, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-022-00631-y


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