Title

Characterization of Respirable Dust on a Longwall Panel: A Case Study

Editor(s)

Wahab, Khair A.

Abstract

Sampling of respirable dust and analyses of samples have been partially completed for a longwall panel. Physical and compositional properties which have been characterized include: (1) respirable mass concentration, (2) mineral composition, (3) particle size distribution by mineral, (4) particle shape distribution by mineral, (5) particle angularity distribution by mineral, and (6) respirable size distribution. Analytical techniques used in the characterization of samples are described, and results are reported with emphasis placed on relationships between the various characteristics and worker locations. Details of existing mining conditions, equipment arrangements, dust control methods and operating system parameters are presented.

Meeting Name

Engineering Health and Safety in Coal Mining. Proceedings of the Symposium held at the SME Annual Meeting.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Soc of Mining Engineers, Littleton, CO, USA

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1986 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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