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Controlling respirable dust in underground coal mines in the United States.

Authors
Colinet-JF; Rider-JP; Thimons-ED
Source
Proceedings of the 21st World Mining Congress, September 7-11, 2008, Krakow, Poland. Sobczyk EJ, Kicki J, eds., London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2008 Sep; :231-238
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20034607
Abstract
As mining operations in the United States (US) have become more productive, controlling the dust exposure of mine workers has become more challenging. In response, US mining operations are applying basic controls at elevated levels and are looking to emerging control technologies in an effort to better control airborne respirable dust levels. The Pittsburgh Research Laboratory (PRL) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research to develop and/or improve control technologies that reduce the respirable dust exposure of workers in underground coal mines. The goals of this research involve optimizing the use of water sprays and ventilating air, as well as, evaluating emerging control technologies. An overview of dust controls typically utilized in underground US coal mines will be provided. An update on ongoing PRL research efforts that are evaluating new control technologies will also be presented.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Dust-control; Dust-suppression; Coal-dust; Respirable-dust; Engineering-controls; Control-technology
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Book or book chapter; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Sobczyk-EJ; Kicki-J
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780415486675
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Proceedings of the 21st World Mining Congress, September 7-11, 2008, Krakow, Poland
State
PA
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