Electro-magnetic principle of thermal energy propagation in mine air during methane and dust explosion

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-3-139-72-75

I.E. Kolesnichenko, V.B. Artemiev, E.A. Kolesnichenko, V.G. Cherechukin, E.I.Lyubomishchenko

The article deals with the problems of dust-methane safety in underground workings. It presents the analysis of widely spread opinions on the physical nature of thermal energy and methods of its propagation in combustible medium. The energy principle of methane molecules distribution in mine air is shown. The article presents the elemental analysis of coal seams of mines operated by SUEK AO, and some probable patterns of coal macromolecules. The authors provide the rationale of the electro-magnetic principle of thermal energy transfer between molecules of combustible materials. They prove that molecules of all external sources of energy turn to high-energy impulsion and emit electromagnetic waves. (photons). The description is given of a physical mechanism of energy photons formation and transfer. Grounding is provided for two types of thermal energy transfer by photons. The article also contains the description of the process of energy transfer in combustible medium, and data on energy consumption for methane molecule dissipation, as well as on the emitted energy in the process of formation of carbon dioxide molecule and two molecules of water. The description is also given of photonic boundary (flame) propagation, combustion, as well as methane and coal dust explosion.

Key words: molecules, electromagnetic waves, photon, methane, coal dust, underground working, kinetic energy, electrons, energy levels, energy transfer, electron orbitals, propagation velocity, combustion, explosion

Mining Industry Journal №3 (139) 2018, p.72