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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.
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.
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...
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...
The Effects of Water Spray Placement for Controlling Respirable Dust and Face Methane Concentrations4/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA series of laboratory evaluations examined the impact of water spray pressure, curtain setback distance, and external and underboom spray use for controlling respirable dust levels and sulfur hexafluoride tracer gas concentrations around a continuous m...
This paper serves as an overview to remind and/or instruct readers about gas-sampling methodologies and gas analyses to assist in determining the status of underground atmospheres.
The Use of Light Scattering and Ion Chamber Responses for the Detection of Fires in Diesel Contaminated Atmospheres6/1/2002 - Peer reviewed journal articlesExperiments were conducted to determine the optical scattering properties of diesel particulate matter (DPM) and various combustion aerosols from both flaming and smoldering combustion sources at discrete angles of 151 and 301 in the forward direction...