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Mine stringent dust standards--recent compliance statistics and technology for quartz dust control.
Daniel-JH; Jankowski-RA; Nesbit-RE
1985 SME/AIME Fall Meeting, October 16-18, 1985, Albuquerque NM, Preprint 85-438. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining Engineers of AIME, 1985 Oct; :1-12
More stringent dust standards, because of quartz in coal, have become a major compliance problem for the coal industry. Reducing quartz levels has become the major focus of the Bureau of Mines dust control research program. Results to date have identified both the sources of quartz and prospective control technology. Control techniques are being developed for both room-and-pillar and longwall mining underground operations. Techniques include changes in face ventilation, mining cycle modifications, and better roof bolting dust control.
Mining-industry; Mineral-dusts; Quartz-dust; Coal-mining; Coal-dust; Underground-mining; Control-technology; Dust-control
1985 SME/AIME Fall Meeting, October 16-18, 1985, Albuquerque NM, Preprint 85-438
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