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Coal mine combustion products: identification and analysis.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI-7872, 1974 Jan; :1-12
The Bureau of Mines, through contract with Ultrasystems, Inc., obtained data on the oxidative degradative behavior of a number of materials used in coal mines. Tests were performed using a stagnation burner arrangement. Materials examined included those used in typical coal mining operations such as (1) polyvinyl chloride-containing materials, (2) neoprene compositions, (3) rigid foams (urethanes/isocyanates), (4) miscellaneous materials (including jute, fiber glass, and polyethylene), (5) coal, (6) fluids (phosphate esters, organic esters, oil-water emulsions), and (7) composites. The composite comprised a mixture of a phosphate ester fluid with (1) coal, (2) a representative polyvinyl chloride sample, or (3) a neoprene-type composition. A number of decomposition products are identified that could represent a potential health hazard to miners including HCl, CO, SO2, and H2s, if they were generated to exceed toxic levels.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-processing; Urethanes; Chlorides; Polyurethane-foams; Isocyanates; Jute-dust; Fibrous-glass; Ethylenes; Esters; Phosphates; Fluids; Emulsifiers; Decomposition-products; Hazardous-materials; Health-hazards; Combustion-products; Sulfur-oxides; Oxides
9002-86-2; 9010-98-4; 51-79-6; 7647-01-0; 630-08-0; 1333-74-0; 7446-09-5
IH; Report of Investigations; Final Contract Report
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI-7872
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