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Methane emission in coal mines--the effects of oil and gas wells.
Zabetakis MG; Moore TD Jr.; Nagel AE; Carpetta JE
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7658, 1972 Jan; :1-9
The method of moving averages was found useful in assessing the nature of methane emission in coal mines. Emission rates were influenced markedly by the presence of abandoned oil and gas wells in the vicinity of the mine. Such wells appeared to increase the flow rate of methane into the mine by a factor of 2 to 30 in an active mine in the Pittsburgh coal seam.
Mine-gases; Mining-industry; Methanes; Methane-drainage; Methane-control; Explosive-gases; Explosive-atmospheres; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Control-technology; Engineering-controls
IH; Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7658
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