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Organization, objectives and achievements of a three-government collaborative program on diesel emissions reduction research and development.
Dainty ED; Mitchell EW; Schnakenberg GH Jr.
Diesels in underground mines. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, April 21, 1987, and Denver, Colorado, April 23, 1987. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9141, 1987 Apr; :122-139
The historical development of the collaboration among three funding agencies: the United States Bureau of Mines (USBM), the Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CANMET), and the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), and numerous private sector contractors, is briefly discussed in this paper. Each government agency has had a diesel-related program in place for some time in recognition of the need to better understand the impact of diesel emissions on the underground worker. Official collaboration began on December 1, 1981 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by all three governments. The program officially ends in June 9 of 1987, the termination date given in that document. The result of this Memorandum was the formation of the "Collaborative Diesel Research Advisory Panel" (CDRAP), which undertook the resolution of a number of issues including: (l) the use of a criterion by which to evaluate the comprehensive toxicity of the major components of diesel exhaust, and the consequent provision of a tool for ventilation prescription and engineering economic studies, (2) research and development to produce add-on exhaust hardware and study of other techniques to reduce emissions from diesel engines, (3) development of the means of measuring the impact of such devices on the underground environment for the benefit of regulatory agencies and mine operators, and finally, (4) synthesis of the principles learned into an overall strategy by which to improve mine environments, reduce ventilation costs, increase productivity and improve safety underground, depending on the circumstances of each case. These matters are elaborated in general in this paper, amplified in the other five papers of this series, and further detailed in the reprinted papers and annotated bibliography of this compendium.
Diesel emissions; Diesel engines; Diesel exhausts; Mining; Mining industry; Underground mines; Underground mining
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Diesels in underground mines. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, April 21, 1987, and Denver, Colorado, April 23, 1987
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