Enhanced Dust Suppression Using Surfactants
The surfactants used in the study were first chosen on the basis of their HLB (Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance) value, and later tested in order to select the right type and amount of surfactants to give the best performance. Both static and dynamic tests were latter conducted using different types of surfactants to examine their respective wetting effectiveness on coal particles. Experimental results show close correlation with the theoretically calculated efficiency that is based on a horizontal tunnel and a solid-cone water spray.
J. Kim and J. C. Tien, "Enhanced Dust Suppression Using Surfactants," Proceedings of the 6th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), Jan 1993.
6th US Mine Ventilation Symposium
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Underground Ventilation Committee of SME
Joint Committee of the Coal Division
Mining & Exploration Division
University of Utah
Article - Conference proceedings
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