Research Progress on Spontaneous Combustion Characteristics of Coal


  • Qiangyan Xie



Coal spontaneous combustion, Low-temperature oxidation of coal, Influencing factors.


Based on coal spontaneous combustion characteristics under different influence differ greatly. The oxidation mechanism of coal is reviewed. The surface active functional groups of coal which influence the spontaneous combustion characteristics of coal were studied. The factors affecting spontaneous combustion of coal were analyzed, including volatile matter, ash, moisture content and metal elements. It provides reference and guidance for further study of coal spontaneous combustion characteristics.


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13 November 2022

How to Cite

Xie, Q. (2022). Research Progress on Spontaneous Combustion Characteristics of Coal. Academic Journal of Science and Technology, 3(3), 18–22.