Moisture moderation during coal self-heating

Arisoy A., Beamish B., Yoruk B.

FUEL, vol.210, pp.352-358, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 210
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2017.08.075
  • Journal Name: FUEL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-358
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The same coal at different moisture contents will reach thermal runaway at different times. There is also the possibility that if the coal has a sufficiently high moisture content it cannot reach thermal runaway due to the moisture moderating effects combined with the non-Arrhenius kinetics behaviour at low ambient temperatures.