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Mining Publication: Observations of Post-Explosion Dust Samples From an Experimental Mine

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Original creation date: May 2009

Image of publication Observations of Post-Explosion Dust Samples From an Experimental Mine

Coal dust explosions are routinely conducted within the full-scale experimental mine at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Pittsburgh Research Laboratory's (PRL) Lake Lynn Experimental Mine (LLEM) to meet the needs of numerous safety and health research programs. Many of these explosion tests over the years involved igniting different coal dust and limestone rock dust mixtures (up to 80% by volume rock dust). Following four more recent tests, floor dust samples have been collected and analyzed using the alcohol coking test and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the results compared to estimate the flame travel.

Authors: C Man, KL Cashdollar, IA Zlochower, GM Green

Conference Paper - May 2009

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20035429

Proceedings of the Sixth U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 17-20, 2009. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, 2009 May; :1-5