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Main Title Feasibility study of mining coal in an oxygen free atmosphere; a demonstration of a new mining technique to prevent the formation of mine acid in an active deep mine: phase I,
CORP Author Island Creek Coal Company. Island Creek Division.
Publisher [U.S. Federal Water Quality Administration]; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA 140-R-70-001; EPA 14010/DZM-08-70; FWQA-14010-DZM; 04187,
Stock Number PB-197 446
OCLC Number 00211251
Subjects Coal mines and mining. ; Oxygen--Industrial applications. ; Acid mine drainage.
Additional Subjects ( Coal mining ; Inert atmospheres) ; ( Mining ; Controlled atmospheres) ; ( Gasproof clothing ; Coal mining) ; Mine waters ; Methane ; Fire safety ; Feasibility ; Life support systems ; Carbon dioxide ; Nitrogen Personnel development ; Radio equipment ; Cost estimates ; Mine safety ; Mine acid drainage ; Water pollution control
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 14010-DZM-08-70 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2014
EJBD  EPA 14010-DZM-08-70 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 14010-DZM-08-70 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/14/2018
NTIS  PB-197 446 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 163 pages illustrations 28 cm.
A systems evaluation was made to determine the engineering feasibility and probable economics of mining coal in an active deep mine in an oxygen free atmosphere using current technology in the application of life support systems to conventional coal mining techniques. A detailed investigation was conducted into the application and suitability of commercially available inert gas generators, life support clothing and equipment, and personnel communications systems. Three sites were investigated for a demonstration mine. The investigation revealed it is feasible from an engineering standpoint to mine coal in an oxygen free atmosphere. Life support and associated equipment are available essentially off-the-shelf. A deep mine using conventional mining equipment can be designed to operate in an oxygen free atmosphere. The comparative economics are extremely favorable when methane gas is recovered and sold. (Author)
"14010 DZM 08/70." Includes bibliographical references.