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Numerical Analysis of the Influence of In-Seam Horizontal Methane Drainage Boreholes on Longwall Face Emission Rates9/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study investigates different horizontal methane drainage borehole patterns, borehole lengths, and degasification times prior to and during panel extraction to evaluate their effectiveness in reducing methane emissions using a dynamic 3D reservoir m...
8/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper describes ignition tests on pulverised coal suspensions using a suite of coals of different rank and from different countries of origin and over a range of oxygen and coal concentrations of interest for oxyfuel combustion.
Reservoir Simulation-Based Modeling for Characterizing Longwall Methane Emissions and Gob Gas Venthole Production7/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper presents the development and results of a comprehensive, "dynamic," three-dimensional reservoir model of a typical multi-panel Pittsburgh coalbed longwall mine. Results presented in this paper include a simulation of gas flow patterns from th...
Comparing Measurements of Carbon in Diesel Exhaust Aerosols Using the Aethalometer, NIOSH Method 5040, and SMPS4/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe objective of this paper is to compare the results among (1) a NIOSH published standard to determine the mass of EC and OC on filter samples, (2) the aethalometer, which uses light extinction to measure "black carbon" or BC, and (3) measuring particl...
4/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper identifies and characterizes nanometer and ultrafine aerosols emitted by diesel engines in the underground environment and evaluates the effects of selected contemporary control technologies.
A Methodology for Determining Gob Permeability Distributions and its Application to Reservoir Modeling of Coal Mine LongwallsMethane can be a significant hazard in coal mine longwalling operations and extensive methane mitigation techniques are employed by coal mine operators. Reservoir modeling techniques are used to better understand the liberation and migration of methane ...
The fact that methane ignitions continue to occur at the mining face indicates that monitoring with machine-mounted methanometers does not always indicate the presence of high methane concentrations. Methane concentrations at the face change quickly du...
This paper presents experimental results for conveyor belt flame spread from tests conducted in a small-scale tunnel. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of certain factors, such as belt type, on the flame spread properties.
1/1/2007 - Conference papersThis paper reviews the potential hazards from toxic fumes produced by detonating explosives in surface mining and construction operations. Techniques to protect workers and the public from the hazards of explosive-related toxic fumes are discussed.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersFive mine fire experiments were conducted in a 2.08-m-high, 2.90-m-wide ventilated mine entry in NIOSH's Safety Research Coal Mine to determine the effect of the dispersion of carbon monoxide (CO) on mine fire detection.