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Experience survey of engineering methods used to control dust in underground coal mines. Volume 1, report of contract performance.
Apt, Bramer, Conrad & Associates
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 25(1)-73, 1972 Jan; :1-142
This manual was prepared to help and guide underground coal mine operators. It details both common and unique engineering methods by which respirable dust, which is generated in coal mines, can be controlled. There are five basic principles that are used to control or reduce respirable coal mine dust: (1) prevent or limit dispersion; (2) dilute with air (3) ventilate correctly; (4) prevent generation; and (5) provide seal protection. This manual and the control methods described are concerned with the first three items only.
Coal mining; Dust control; Respiration; Surveys; Concentration; Composition; Mine ventilation; Wetting agents; Water; Dust collectors; Mining equipment; Industrial hygiene; Respirable dust control
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 25(1)-73
Apt, Bramer, Conrad, & Assoc. Inc.
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division