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Longwall Dust Control. An Overview of Progress in Recent Years.
Jankowski-RA; Daniel-JH; Kissell-FN
Proc 22nd Int'l Conf Safety in Mine Research Institutes China 1987 :737-748
This paper reviews many effective dust control techniques for longwall mining systems. Experience has shown that several control procedures must be combined to ensure compliance; the procedures employed would depend on the dust source. Compliance records of longwall mining sections have been steadily increasing over the past 5 yr, thanks not only to improved control technology, but also to better understanding of the problem. Application of essential controls on all longwall faces and site-specific optional supplementary controls as needed can improve health protection, compliance, and productivity.
Proc. 22nd Int'l. Conf. Safety in Mine Research Institutes. (China), 1987, PP. 737-748
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