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3/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe CART-based model that is given in this paper can be used to predict methane emission rates and to adjust operation parameters under ventilation constrains in longwall mining.
An Analysis of Reservoir Conditions and Responses in Longwall Panel Overburden During Mining and its Effect on Gob Gas Well Performance2/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH conducted a cooperative research study to provide direct measurements of changing reservoir conditions in longwall panel overburden.
1/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesTo assess the effectiveness of commonly applied ventilation strategies for improving air distribution and ventilation controls to meet statutory requirements.
10/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis study evaluated CO and CO2 emissions from spontaneous heating of a U.S. coal sample in an isothermal oven under different airflow ventilation rates from 100 to 500 cm3/min. Experiments were conducted at oven temperatures of 70, 90, and 100 °C.
A comprehensive guide to establish a program to curtail diesel particulate matter emissions, control pollutants after release in an underground mine environment and reduce exposures using administrative controls.
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.
This NIOSH publication demonstrates how existing and new engineering controls can be used to reduce face methane levels.
Effects of Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Devices on Concentrations and Size Distribution of Aerosols in Underground Mine Air9/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper summarizes the results of a study conducted to evaluate the effects that several types of DPFs, DFEs, and a DOC have on the concentration and size distribution of diesel aerosols in an underground mine.
Forecasting Gob Gas Venthole Production Performances Using Intelligent Computing Methods for Optimum Methane Control in Longwall Coal Mines9/1/2009 - Peer reviewed journal articlesIn this paper, the total gas flow rates and methane percentages from 10 GGVs were analyzed. The results showed that the two-hidden layer model predicted total production and the methane content of the GGVs with more than 90% accuracy.