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Survey of respirable dust control research in underground coal mines 1979.

Authors
Kost-JA; Mayton-AG
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, 1980 May; :1-145
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001963
Abstract
A survey of 80 coal producers was conducted to determine the extent and scope of respirable dust control research for underground coal mines and the current methods employed to control respirable dust. Results of the survey showed that proper face ventilation and an adequate water spray system are sufficient to comply with mandatory standards in room-and-pillar mining. Difficulties still exist with longwall equipment, auger miners, and boring machines. In these cases, known dust control techniques are not sufficient to obtain compliance. Present state-of-the-art face ventilation and water systems are discussed in addition to the sampling program.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Respirable-dust; Room-and-pillar-mining; Longwall-mining; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-suppression
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-130106
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
OFR 137-80
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines
State
PA
Performing Organization
Bituminous Coal Res., Inc.
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