Status of Developments in Diesel Engine Control Technology.
Proc American Mining Cong Am Min Cong Washington DC 1988 :123-136
The goal of the U.S. Bureau of Mines diesel engine research program is to reduce exhaust emissions and minimize the risk of fires or explosions from diesel-powered equipment used in underground mines. Diesels are prevalent in underground metal and nonmetal mines, and their use is increasing in underground coal mines. There is concern over the occupational health problems that may be associated with inhaling diesel exhaust, especially particulate matter or soot. To minimize exposure to diesel particulate matter and to the safety hazards that diesels present in gassy mines, the Bureau is conducting research to improve emission and fire and explosion control technology. This report briefly describes the status of research on a barium fuel additive, exhaust-gas water scrubbers, a filter to reduce particulate emissions, and a dry-type safety system to control fire and explosion hazards on diesel engines used in gassy mines. References to the published reports completely describing these developments are also given.
Proc. American Mining Cong., Am. Min. Cong., Washington, DC, 1988, PP. 123-136