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Dust control on longwalls: assessment of the state of the art.

Authors
Rider-JP; Colinet-JF
Source
Proceedings of the 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 5-7, 2006. Mutmansky JM, Ramani RV. eds., London, U.K.: Taylor & Francis Group, 2006 Jun; :225-232
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030314
Abstract
Operating practices and resulting production from longwall faces are continually improving. Consequently, longwall operators are continually seeking to improve the dust control capabilities on longwalls. NIOSH has been conducting dust surveys at longwalls throughout the country in an effort to document the types of controls that are being used and to quantify the relative effectiveness of these controls. To date, surveys have been completed at longwalls in Alabama, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, and West Virginia. In addition, NIOSH has been reviewing longwall dust parameters provided by mine operators to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to assess the status of dust control technology being used throughout the industry. Results from the underground dust surveys and information obtained from MSHA are summarized in this paper to provide an update on longwall dust control technology and practices.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Longwall-mining; Underground-mining; Dust-control; Respirable-dust; Lung-disease; Miners; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Pneumoconiosis; Mine-workers; Dust-exposure; Ventilation; Dust-sampling; Sampling; Occupational-health; Health-hazards; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20060605
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Mutmansky-JM; Ramani-RV
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0415401488
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Proceedings of the 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 5-7, 2006
State
PA; AL; CO; UT; WV
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