Foam suppression of respirable coal dust.
Wojtowicz-A; Mueller-JC; Schwendeman-JL; Sun-SM
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0111351, 1974 Jan; :1-102
A high-expansion foam system was developed and tested on a continuous mining machine under actual operating conditions to determine whether respirable coal dust emanating from the mining machine could be suppressed more effectively by the foam than by the water sprays conventionally used. The utility of the system was demonstrated. Test results tend to show that foam application is more effective than water sprays in suppressing respirable coal dust. Sufficient statistical data were obtained to indicate that foam is more efficient than water in suppressing total float coal dust.
Coal mining; Coal dust; Dust control; Industrial hygiene; Sampling; Corrosion; Cost estimates; Preventive medicine; Respiratory system; Foaming agents; Laboratory equipment; Tests
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 18-75; Contract-H0111351
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0111351
Monsanto Research Corp.