Impact of weak electromagnetic fields on the properties of coal substance

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O.V.Burchak,, Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics named by N.Poljakov of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

V.V.Sobolev,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

K.A.Bezruchko,, Institute of Geotechnical Mechanics named by N.Poljakov of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

O.S.Kovrov,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine

A.V.Kurliak,, Research-Industrial Complex Pavlohrad Chemical Plant, Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk Region, Ukraine. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

K.Jach,, Institute of Optoelectronics of Military Academy of Technology, Warsaw, the Republic of Poland, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2022, (5): 046 - 053


Purpose. To establish the regularities of the influence of magnetic fields on the peculiarities of changing the chemical and structural characteristics of the coal substance according to the size of microparticles enriched with vitrinite. To formulate a new system of views on the mechanisms of structural and functional transformations of coal substance under the influence of weak external fields.

Methodology. The authors used an electric furnace heating up to 320 K that creates a pulsation magnetic field with a strength of up to 4,000 A/m to process dispersed samples of hard coal with a weak magnetic field. The methods of infrared spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance were used in the research.

Findings. Experimental works were carried out to estimate the impact of weak fields on the state and properties of coal substance. It is shown that weak energy fields, and the electromagnetic one in particular, are able to reduce the energy barriers of reactions in coal substance due to spin-spin interaction, which leads to the activation of processes at the atomic-molecular level and interfacial interaction.

Originality.It is experimentallyestablished that for coal micro-particles with sizes from 0.16 to 0.1 m, enriched with vitrinite, the coupling coefficient decreases after exposure to an external magnetic field, and for micro-particles with sizes less than 0.63 m, this indicator increases. Such changes are caused by the redistribution of hydrogen between aromatic and aliphatic components during free-radical reactions. Changes in the spectrum on vitrinite (0.160.10 mm), are more significant than on inertinite (0.063<0.05 mm). At the same time, the external action of the electromagnetic field has caused the opposite consequences. It is shownthat magnetically stimulated chemical reactions occurring in the coal substance are aimed at the recombination of free radicals with active surface states of the organic mass of coal into stable gas molecules. The results of laboratory studies using the methods of electron magnetic resonance and infrared spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy allow assuming that the changes in structural characteristics recorded during experiments with low-energy impacts can be considered as intermediatorsfor the matter transformation or changes in the state of coal in preparation for structural and functional transformations.For example, to the sorption interaction or destructive processes with methane generation.

Practical values.The magnetic field effect can be used to develop new research methods for the study on elementary processes by electron spin resonance; control spin-dependent phase transitions. The use of magnetic resonance methods allows the usage of magnetically field effects in the form of basic tools for the research on structural defects. The results obtained will be a scientific ground for the development of methods for estimating the parameters of electromagnetic processes in coal to develop new technologies for the extraction and processing of hydrocarbon energy carriers.

Keywords: coal substance, electromagnetic fields, structural and functional transformations,spectrum, electronic paramagnetic resonance


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