THE ROLE OF METHANE EMISSIONS FROM COAL MINING IN GLOBAL WARMING


AYDIN G. , KARAKURT İ. , AYDINER K.

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2010, Albena, Bulgaria, 20 - 26 June 2010, pp.583-588 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.583-588

Abstract

Increasing of greenhouse gas emissions in atmosphere has caused the raises of global temperatures. Between the greenhouse gases, methane is the second highest contributor to greenhouse gases. Main activities causing methane emissions are enteric fermentation, oil and natural gas systems, coal mining, manure management, rice cultivation and land filling. Methane is released from surface and underground coal mines as a result of production activities. Underground coal mines are responsible for majority of methane emissions from coal mining. In this study, methane emissions from coal mining are discussed. As a result of the study it is determined that coal mining is the sixth largest sources of the methane emissions and responsible for 6 percent of anthropogenic methane emissions.