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9/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper describes the first phase of research aimed at understanding explosion pressures that can develop in coal mines and the factors that lead to high explosion pressure and possible transition to detonation.
6/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper presents a mathematical model based on the conservation of mass principle describing the flow of air (nitrogen and oxygen), methane, and carbon dioxide into and out of a sealed atmosphere and time-dependent changes in gas concentration.
2/1/2009 - Conference papersThis paper describes the effort to create a reliable in-mine mobile plant for extracting nitrogen gas from the mine atmosphere. The gas produced by this novel technology can be used to create an inert environment in sealed mine areas.
The Borehole Monitoring Experiment: Field Measurements of Reservoir Conditions and Responses in Longwall Panel Overburden During Active Mining6/1/2008 - Conference papersThis paper describes the results of a NIOSH borehole monitoring experiment (BME) on an active longwall panel.
Prediction of Longwall Methane Emissions and the Associated Consequences of Increasing Longwall Face Lengths: A Case Study in the Pittsburgh Coalbed6/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH conducted a study with the goal of characterizing methane emissions from increasing face lengths in the Pittsburgh Coalbed and providing a method of predicting emissions increases from longer faces and of planning for more methane control.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersNIOSH conducted a longwall methane emission and mining time study at a Pittsburgh Coalbed mine to predict emissions from a longer face, and developed and applied mathematical formulas and constants to characterize four emission contributors.
1/1/2006 - Conference papersToxic fumes generated by explosives have been a concern for blasters, explosive manufacturers, and mining companies. In this study, 10 lb. charges of confined blasting agent were detonated in a closed chamber, and then detonation gases were analyzed.
2/1/2005 - Conference papersDescribes a small-scale field study to identify key factors that may contribute to the migration of CO through the ground.
3/1/1999 - Conference papersEmerging laser technologies are quickly gaining acceptance in the industrial workplace. This NIOSH research provides a scientific basis for developing safety guidelines for optical equipment in the presence of flammable methane gas and coal dust.
11/1/2013 - Conference papersA NIOSH study investigating the potential for lithium-ion battery thermal runaway from an internal short circuit in equipment approved as permissible for use in underground coal mines.