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Investigation of methane emissions from an advancing race in the Belle Isle domal salt mine, Louisiana.
Iannacchione-AT; Finfinger-GL; Kohler-TM; Hyman-DM
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI-8723, 1982 Jan; :1-24
The Bureau of Mines measured methane emission rates from an advancing salt face ranging from 15 to 56 ft3/ton (0.5 to 1.8 M3/t). Small room size, use of a continuous miner, and a well-defined ventilation system made possible air velocity and methane concentration measurements. These measurements, representing data from 18 production days, were conducted in an area of abnormally low- grade salt. Methane emissions occurred primarily during the advance of the salt face by continuous miner.
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 8723
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