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Mining Publication: Coal Dust and Methane

Original creation date: June 2008

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In the USA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) does a lot of work and has provided news of interesting new developments. The Coal Dust Explosibility Meter (CDEM), a hand-held instrument developed by NIOSH uses optical reflectance to measure the explosibility of a rock dust and coal dust mixture. The CDEM is now commercially available. Also, the use of infrared sensors for monitoring methane underground is examined and a series of tests performed to evaluate the feasibility of infrared instruments for underground use is described.

Authors: ML Harris, CD Taylor, RK Zipf

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - June 2008

Int Min 2008 Jun; :50-52