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Improving dust control technology for U.S. mines. The Bureau of Mines respirable dust research program, 1969-82.

Authors
Breslin-JA; Niewiadomski-GE
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 4-82, 1983 Jan; :1-40
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002644
Abstract
This report summarizes the principal activities and significant results of the Bureau of Mines respirable dust research program since passage of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977. This program has investigated new and improved techniques and equipment to reduce or prevent the formation of dust during the cutting cycle; to dilute, suppress, or collect airborne dust generated during mining, handling, and processing; and to improve the measurement of dust levels for evaluation of engineering controls and for enforcement of federal dust standards. The report is intended for mining industry dust control specialists and other interested parties. It includes a brief summary of the program to date, a section on future research plans and goals, and a list of publications resulting from the Bureau's respirable dust program.
Keywords
Coal-mines; Dust-control; Technology-assessment; Dust-filters; Sprayers; Mining-equipment; Mine-ventilation
Publication Date
19830101
Document Type
IH
Fiscal Year
1983
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-190918
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
SP-4-82
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 4-82
State
DC
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