CCC/224 ISBN 978-92-9029-544-0

September 2013

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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.

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