Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 1(2), pp. 99 - 105
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2013.010209
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Delineation of High Quality Coking Coal by Concentration-Number Fractal Model in B2 Seam of East Parvadeh Coal Deposit, Central Iran


Seyed Hosein Alhoseini1,*, Peyman Afzal1,2, Behzad Tokhmechi3, Dariush Kaveh Ahangaran1,2
1 Department of Mining Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2 Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, Penryn, UK
3 School of Mining, Petroleum and Geophysics Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

ABSTRACT

This study aims to identify proper parts of B2 coking coal seam in the North block of East-Parvadeh coal deposit (Central Iran) using the C-N fractal models based on sulfur and ash values. Based on the C-N log-log plots, there are five different geochemical populations for both sulfur and ash data. First population for sulfur has ranged from 0-1.58%namely “very low sulfur population” which has best quality for coking coal and this has situated in the northern and western parts of the area. However, first and second populations for ash with ash values between 0 and 30% namely “very low ash population” and “low ash population” have suitable quality for coking coal in B2 seam which have situated mostly in the western part of the North Block. Moreover, proper parts of the B2 coking coal seam are situated in the northern and western parts of the North Block.

KEYWORDS
Concentration-Number (C-N) Fractal Model, Ash, Sulfur, East-Parvadeh Coal Deposit

Cite this paper
Seyed Hosein Alhoseini , Peyman Afzal , Behzad Tokhmechi , Dariush Kaveh Ahangaran . "Delineation of High Quality Coking Coal by Concentration-Number Fractal Model in B2 Seam of East Parvadeh Coal Deposit, Central Iran." Universal Journal of Geoscience 1.2 (2013) 99 - 105. doi: 10.13189/ujg.2013.010209.