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6/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article describes the Coal Dust Explosibility Meter (CDEM), a hand-held instrument developed by NIOSH, which uses optical reflectance to measure the explosibility of a rock dust and coal dust mixture, which is now commercially available.
Artificial Neural Networks to Determine Ventilation Emissions and Optimum Degasification Strategies for Longwall Mines6/1/2008 - Conference papersThis study proposes a principle component analysis (PCA) and artificial neural network (ANN) approach to predict the ventilation methane emission rates of U.S. longwall mines and the optimum combination of degasification boreholes based on the given cha...
4/1/2008 - Information CircularsThis report presents a historical framework detailing the impact of geologic features on excess gas emissions and resultant mine explosions.
3/1/2008 - Technology NewsThis briefly describes testing done to ignite methane-air in the presence of liquid hydrocarbons, and gives recommendations for limiting frictional ignition.
Reservoir Modeling-Based Prediction and Optimization of Ventilation Requirements During Development Mining in Underground Coal Mines2/1/2008 - Conference papersThis NIOSH study presents an approach for prediction of methane inflow rates using coalbed methane reservoir modeling which can be used to limit the methane concentrations occurring as a result of the influences of various coalbed and operational parame...
11/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA discussion the spatio-temporal volumetric strains in a consolidated Pittsburgh seam coal sample which were evaluated while both confining pressure and carbon dioxide CO2 pore pressure were evaluated.
Portable XRF Analysis of Occupational Air Filter Samples from Different Workplaces Using Different Samplers: Final Results, Summary and Conclusions11/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper concludes a five-year program on research into the use of a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for analyzing lead in air sampling filters from different industrial environments, including mining, manufacturing and recycling.
10/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe primary goal of this study was to investigate the formation of combustion-generated particles derived from lubrication oil in the absence of fuel-produced soot.
10/1/2007 - Conference papersA paper describing tests conducted in the NIOSH Diesel Laboratory at the Lake Lynn Laboratory experimental mine, a facility developed to allow evaluation of control technologies directly in an underground environment.
9/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper discusses methods for protecting U.S. underground coal mines from explosions of methane gas and coal dust, and presents new research, such as the Coal Dust Explosibility Meter, a handheld device to directly measure coal dust explosibility.