Modeling and monitoring of mine water rebound in an abandoned coal mine complex: Siersza Mine, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland

Banks, D. , Frolik, A., Gzyl, G. and Rogoż, M. (2010) Modeling and monitoring of mine water rebound in an abandoned coal mine complex: Siersza Mine, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland. Hydrogeology Journal, 18(2), pp. 519-534. (doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0534-z)

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Abstract

A variable-volume, head-dependent mine water filling model (MIFIM) has been utilized to simulate the post-abandonment flooding of the Siersza coal mine in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin of southern Poland. It is demonstrated that desaturated pore space in the aquifer adjacent to the mine comprises a significant component of the resaturable mine-related void. The model results are very sensitive to the value of this poorly constrained parameter. Nevertheless, the model successfully predicted the first appearance of mine water in an observation well and its subsequent rise. Despite this apparent success, it is concluded that such modeling approaches generally lack predictive power for mines in permeable, porous host rocks. As real monitoring data accumulate, however, such models can be calibrated and their utility increased.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Mr David
Authors: Banks, D., Frolik, A., Gzyl, G., and Rogoż, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Hydrogeology Journal
ISSN:1431-2174
ISSN (Online):1435-0157
Published Online:16 October 2009

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