A new theory of sudden outbursts of coalbed methane

DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2018-4-140-59-60

I.E. Kolesnichenko, V.B. Artemiev, E.A. Kolesnichenko

The article deals with the problems of methane sudden outburst prevention in coal mines. The authors present the analysis of research methods and propose the conception of electron-wave theory of methane sudden outbursts. The source of all physical-chemical processes is electron-wave activation of thermal energy in a coal bed sealed from atmospheric air at the stage of coalification. The idea is in the fact that two conditions are required for sudden outbursts: the presence of numerous pendant groups of macromolecules for gas formation and thermal energy for macromolecule decomposition. The authors state that geological conditions are facies of peat accumulation alkali genesis, while thermal energy is stimulated by macromolecule atoms in conditions of abnormal increase of rock pressure ahead of the exposed surface of coal faces.

Key words: sudden outburst, atoms, electromagnetic waves, photon, methane, electrons, energy levels, thermal energy transfer, electron orbitals, physical-chemical processes, metamorphism

Mining Industry Journal №4 (140) 2018, p.59