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Dust suppression in coal mines using sprayed screens

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The results of a series of laboratory and field experiments which investigated the performance of mechanical screens when used in conjunction with water sprays to suppress coal dust are reported. The laboratory study compared the pressure drop and the coal dust suppression characteristics of six different materials when sprayed with a fine mist of water. These results are compared with those of the corresponding materials when dry. The influence of the number and configuration of these sprays is discussed. Encouraging results from field tests where one particular spray configuration and material type was tested in a mine roadway of a New South Wales Colliery are also presented. © 1989 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Aziz, N. I., Johnston, A. J., & Craft, T. (1989). Dust suppression in coal mines using sprayed screens. Mining Science and Technology, 8(2), 177-188. doi:10.1016/S0167-9031(89)90591-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024470929

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 188

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • The results of a series of laboratory and field experiments which investigated the performance of mechanical screens when used in conjunction with water sprays to suppress coal dust are reported. The laboratory study compared the pressure drop and the coal dust suppression characteristics of six different materials when sprayed with a fine mist of water. These results are compared with those of the corresponding materials when dry. The influence of the number and configuration of these sprays is discussed. Encouraging results from field tests where one particular spray configuration and material type was tested in a mine roadway of a New South Wales Colliery are also presented. © 1989 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Aziz, N. I., Johnston, A. J., & Craft, T. (1989). Dust suppression in coal mines using sprayed screens. Mining Science and Technology, 8(2), 177-188. doi:10.1016/S0167-9031(89)90591-4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024470929

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 188

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 2