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Inexpensive method helps predict methane content of coalbeds.

Authors
McCulloch-CM; Diamond-WP
Source
Coal Age 1976 Jun; 81(6):102-106
NIOSHTIC No.
10000652
Abstract
Researchers at the Bureau of Mines Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Mining and Safety Research Center have developed an inexpensive method of calculating the gas content of a coalbed from exploration cores before mining. The resulting data and design charts can be used to estimate the gas resource potential of the coalbed and to design adequate mine ventilation systems to handle any problem. Cost of the analytical equipment is less than $100, and the time required to conduct the tests is normally less than 1 month.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Methanes; Methane-control; Coal-mining; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-systems
CODEN
COLAA7
Publication Date
19760601
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 59-76
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0009-9910
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Coal Age
State
PA
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