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1. Goertz, Benjamin. Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States.

Degree: MS(M.S.), Mining Engineering, 2017, Colorado School of Mines

The underground coal industry has recognized the need for better regulations and practices to prevent coal dust explosions in the United States. The catastrophe that occurred at the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine in 2010 exposed America to the destructive and violent nature of coal dust explosions. This research examines rock dusting, mine dust sampling and analysis, rock dust inspection procedures and various types of explosion barriers. The regulatory standards and industry practices in the United States are compared with those in other leading mining countries to outline their effectiveness at preventing or extinguishing a coal dust explosion. This thesis identifies the development of active barrier technology for continuous miners, along with longwalls, the implementation of hygroscopic salts, and other strategic recommendations of best practices and needed research, will lead to the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States.ates. Advisors/Committee Members: Brune, J├╝rgen F. (advisor), Grubb, John W. (committee member), Zipf, Karl (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Explosion; Prevention; Underground; Mining; Coal Dust; Safety

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APA (6th Edition):

Goertz, B. (2017). Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States. (Masters Thesis). Colorado School of Mines. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11124/171009

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Goertz, Benjamin. “Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Colorado School of Mines. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/11124/171009.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Goertz, Benjamin. “Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States.” 2017. Web. 22 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Goertz B. Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Colorado School of Mines; 2017. [cited 2019 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11124/171009.

Council of Science Editors:

Goertz B. Recommendations for the prevention and suppression of coal dust explosions at underground coal mines in the United States. [Masters Thesis]. Colorado School of Mines; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11124/171009

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