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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.
2/1/2009 - Conference papersThis paper describes the effort to create a reliable in-mine mobile plant for extracting nitrogen gas from the mine atmosphere. The gas produced by this novel technology can be used to create an inert environment in sealed mine areas.
Threshold Powers and Delays for Igniting Propane and Butane-Air Mixtures by CW Laser-heated Small Particles11/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesNIOSH researchers studied laser safety in potentially flammable environments. Researchers measured threshold igniting powers as a function of beam diameter for butane and propane-air mixtures by laser-heating targets placed on optical fiber tips.
Effectiveness of Selected Diesel Particulate Matter Control Technologies for Underground Mining Applications: Isolated Zone Study, 20048/1/2006 - Reports of InvestigationsThis study evaluated the effectiveness of the state-of-the-art technologies for controlling DPM and gaseous emissions from underground diesel-powered mining equipment using the isolated zone approach.
1/1/2006 - Conference papersToxic fumes generated by explosives have been a concern for blasters, explosive manufacturers, and mining companies. In this study, 10 lb. charges of confined blasting agent were detonated in a closed chamber, and then detonation gases were analyzed.
8/1/1999 - Technology NewsAn apparatus is described that advances the state of the art in gas content testing of coal or rock core samples. The design goals were to improve sensitivity/accuracy, durability, and ease of operation.
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.
11/1/2019 - Non-peer reviewed journal articlesAn article discussing NIOSH's research on gas well stability in longwall pillars.
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.