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1/1/1995 - Reports of InvestigationsMany mines rely on toxic gas sensors to help maintain a safe and healthy work environment. This report describes a prototype monitoring system developed by the USBM that uses light to power and communicate with remote toxic gas sensors.
9/16/2020 - Research projectsA project to evaluate and quantify subsurface overburden deformations in longwall abutment pillars under shallow overburden depths, and to employ field instrumentation results and 3D numerical modeling to identify critical parameters.
4/2/2020 - Research projectsA project to develop and implement workplace solutions to reduce miners’ overexposure to hazardous airborne contaminants emitted from diesel-powered equipment.
11/1/2019 - Non-peer reviewed journal articlesAn article discussing NIOSH's research on gas well stability in longwall pillars.
9/27/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesAn article describing an evaluation of MFIRE, a mine fire simulation software based on ventilation networks, for its carbon monoxide spread prediction capabilities using experimental results from large-scale diesel fuel and conveyor belt fire tests.
8/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA paper describing a study where miner size and activity level were used to determine the metabolic heat rate, oxygen requirements and carbon dioxide generation that are representative of miners in a refuge situation.
2/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study in which a series of models using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) were used to examine gas distribution around a continuous miner with various fan-powered flooded bed scrubber discharge configurations in an exhaust curtain working face.
12/1/2017 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA paper comparing the potential of FAME biodiesel and HVORD as a control strategy to reduce the exposure of underground miners to aerosols and gases emitted by diesel-powered equipment.
Simultaneously Reducing CO2 and Particulate Exposures via Fractional Recirculation of Vehicle Cabin Air7/1/2017 - Peer reviewed journal articlesAn article presenting research on fractional recirculation as a simple method to reduce exposures to particulate matter and CO2 in vehicles.
Integration of Sensing Technologies for Post-Event Monitoring of Hazardous Conditions in the Mining Environment11/22/2016 - Contracts and cooperative agreementsA contract to provide detection of ambient conditions in lesser traversed, remote areas of a mine by way of a repeater system with sensing modules capable of linking into the existing, hardened communications and tracking system.