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Methane emissions from an advancing coal mine section in the Pittsburgh coalbed.

Authors
Jeran-PW; Lawhead-DH; Irani-MC
Source
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8132, 1976 Jan; :1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
10000599
Abstract
The methane emissions from an advancing coal mine section were continuously monitored for 120 days. During this time, the section advanced 2,000 feet into virgin Pittsburgh coalbed producing 54,565 tons of coal with a total methane emission of 91 million ft3. Analysis of the data gathered showed that daily methane emissions did not correlate with overburden thickness and daily coal production. A good correlation was found between the daily methane emission and the average length of rib exposed to virgin coal.
Keywords
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining
CAS No.
74-82-8
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-253011
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
RI-8132
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 8132
State
PA
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