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Minerals 2015, 5(4), 919-935; https://doi.org/10.3390/min5040533

Comprehensive Technical Support for High-Quality Anthracite Production: A Case Study in the Xinqiao Coal Mine, Yongxia Mining Area, China

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IoT Perception Mine Research Center, China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221008, China
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The National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Internet Application Technology on Mine, China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221008, China
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School of Mines, China University of Mining & Technology, Xuzhou 221116, China
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Academic Editor: Saiied Aminossadati
Received: 14 September 2015 / Revised: 24 November 2015 / Accepted: 8 December 2015 / Published: 14 December 2015
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Abstract

The effective production of high-quality anthracite has attracted increasing global attention. Based on the coal occurrence in Yongxia Mining Area and mining conditions of a coalface in Xinqiao Coal Mine, we proposed a systematic study on the technical support for the production of high-quality anthracite. Six key steps were explored, including coal falling at the coalface, transport, underground bunker storage, main shaft hoisting, coal preparation on the ground, and railway wagon loading. The study resulted in optimized running parameters for the shearers, and the rotating patterns of the shearer drums was altered (one-way cutting was employed). Mining height and roof supporting intensity were reduced. Besides, loose presplitting millisecond blasting and mechanized mining were applied to upgrade the coal quantity and the lump coal production rate. Additionally, the coalface end transloading, coalface crush, transport systems, underground storage, and main shaft skip unloading processes were improved, and fragmentation-prevention techniques were used in the washing and railway wagon loading processes. As a result, the lump coal production rate was maintained at a high level and fragmentation was significantly reduced. Because of using the parameters and techniques determined in this research, high-quality coal production and increased profits were achieved. The research results could provide theoretical guidance and methodology for other anthracite production bases. View Full-Text
Keywords: coal mining; high-quality anthracite; lump coal production rate; fragmentation-prevention; mining optimization coal mining; high-quality anthracite; lump coal production rate; fragmentation-prevention; mining optimization
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Zhang, W.; Zhang, D.; Wang, H.; Cheng, J. Comprehensive Technical Support for High-Quality Anthracite Production: A Case Study in the Xinqiao Coal Mine, Yongxia Mining Area, China. Minerals 2015, 5, 919-935.

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