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Physics of Coal and Mining Processes

1st Edition

By Anatoly D. Alexeev

CRC Press

383 pages

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Around the world, on average, four coal miners die for each million tons of coal recovered. Improving the safety of mining work while responding to the need for increased coal production, however, is impossible without further development of the physics of mining processes. A relatively new branch of science, it tackles problems that arise during m

Table of Contents

Coal Structure. Equilibrium Phase States and Mass Transfer in Coal-Methane Systems. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Coal and Rocks. Behavior of Rocks and Coal in Volumetric Fields of Compressive Stresses. Genesis of Natural Gases, Methane Extraction, and Coal Mining Safety.

About the Author

Anatoly Dmitriyevich Alexeev is the leading earth scientist in Ukraine. Dr. Alexeev has combined a career in physics, chemistry, and engineering with teaching, research, and writing more than 300 publications, 14 monographs, and 50 patents. He developed the theory of gas absorption and emission in porous media and an applied approach to extreme states or rocks and rock massifs.

Dr. Alexeev's areas of interest in basic and applied research include the physics of rocks and mining processes, radiophysics, extreme states of solids, and physic-chemical mechanics. He studied the effects of surfagents on stress states of rocks and implemented surfagents to prevent outbursts in coal mines. He also applied nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to studies of methane-coal systems and developed new methods and technologies for predicting mine outbursts.

Dr. Alexeev is a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a member of the Academy of Mining Sciences of Ukraine, and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In recognition of his accomplishments, Dr. Alexeev was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine (1996), the A.A. Skotchinsky prize (1990), and the I. Puluy prize (2001). He was designated an Honored Miner of Ukraine (1996) and received several President's medals in all three classes for "Valiant Labour," "Miner's Glory," and "Miner's Valour."

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI032000
SCIENCE / Geophysics
TEC009010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TEC009150
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Soil & Rock
TEC031030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels