Mining Publication: Technology News 559 - Mobile Dry Scrubber Provides Cleaner Air for Downwind Roof Bolter

Original creation date: September 2017

Authors: S Klima

Technology News - September 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20050508

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2017-208, 2017 Sep; :1-2

A self-tramming, remotely controlled mobile dry scrubber was developed by J.H. Fletcher and Co. under a NIOSH contract to reduce exposure of miners to airborne dust. Roof bolter operator overexposure to respirable dust can occur when bolting downwind of the continuous miner during its operation. Laboratory and underground testing shows that the dry scrubber can provide cleaner air at these downwind roof bolter locations.

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Technology News - September 2017

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20050508

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2017-208, 2017 Sep; :1-2


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