CCC/224 ISBN 978-92-9029-544-0
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Spontaneous combustion can be a significant problem in the coal industry, not only due to the obvious
safety hazard and the potential loss of valuable assets, but also with respect to the release of gaseous
pollutants, especially CO2, from uncontrolled coal fires. This report reviews methodologies for
measuring emissions from spontaneous combustion and discusses methods for quantifying, estimating
and accounting for the purpose of preparing emission inventories.