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In-mine evaluation of catalyzed diesel particulate filters at two underground metal mines.
Watts-WF Jr.; Can-BK
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9571, 1995 Jan; :1-14
The U.S. Bureau of Mines evaluated the performance of a catalyzed diesel particulate filter (CDPF) and a CDPF combined with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) at two metal mines. This paper describes the results from the two field evaluations. The CDPF/DOC was installed on an Elphinstone load-haul-dump (LHD) powered by a Caterpillar 3306 prechambered, turbocharged engine. The CDPF was installed on a Tamrock diesel-hydraulic roof-bolting jumbo, powered by a Deutz F6L912W engine. The underground evaluation at this mine was more difficult because of frequent movement by the roof-bolting jumbo, variation in the daily workload, tremendous fluctuation in ventilation air flow rate and the use of a high sulfur diesel fuel, which promotes the formation of sulfate particles, decreases filtration efficiency, and hastens the deterioration of the catalyst.
Particulates; Dust; Hydrocarbons; Carbon-monoxide; Carbon-dioxide; Nitrogen-dioxide; Nitric-acid; Filtration; Durability; Performance-evaluation; Mine-cars; Mine-ventilation; Air-flow; Diesel-engine-exhaust; Air-pollution-control; Filters; Underground-mines; Oxidation-catalysts
Report of Investigations
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9571
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