Journal article

Mechanism, Cause, and Control of Water, Solutes, and Gas Migration Triggered by Mining Activities

Fangtian Wang, Wen Wang, Bisheng Wu, Qingsheng Bai, Mandadige SA Perera

Geofluids | Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. | Published : 2019


Although the growth in global coal consumption has been sharply slowed with the falls in China offset to a greater extent by the increasing demand in India and other emerging Asian countries, coal still remains the largest source of energy for the world with a share of almost 30% by 2040 [1]. Mining industry plays an important role in extracting underground resources, including coal [2]. However, a large number of disastrous mine accidents, such as flood, water inrush, tunnel collapse, gas outburst, and gas explosion, have been reported due to water and gas migration caused by the mining activities, posing a threat to the environment and also to the health and safety of field workers [3–5]. ..

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Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities

Funding Acknowledgements

The guest editors would like to thank all the authors in this issue as well as the reviewers who generously spent valuable time in providing high-quality reviews for the submitted manuscripts. The program was funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2018ZDPY05) and the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.