Title

Improvements to Coal Face Ventilation with Mining Machine Mounted Dust Scrubber Systems

Abstract

The effectiveness of coal mine face ventilation and the ability of airflow to maintain satisfactory methane and respirable dust levels in the working face area has been studied through the use of scale modeling techniques and underground testing procedures. In particular, consideration has been given to examination of the effects of operation of a high airflow, machine mounted dust scrubber unit on face air patterns. Results obtained through a cooperative study with the Peabody Coal Co. demonstrate that new mining cycles can be considered that increase production efficiency while maintaining satisfactory ventilation conditions.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), All rights reserved.

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