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Main Title National Assessment of Environmental and Economic Benefits from Methane Control and Utilization Technologies at U.S. Underground Coal Mines.
Author Masemore, S. ; Piccot, S. ; Lanning, J. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher Dec 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D2-0062; EPA/600/R-97/152;
Stock Number PB98-118144
Additional Subjects Methane ; Coal mines ; Degasification ; Utilization ; Emissions ; Underground mining ; Gas recovery ; Economic analysis ; Cost benefit analysis ; Volatile matter ; Gas analysis ; Air pollution sources ; Greenhouse gases ; Environmental protection ; Air pollution control ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB98-118144 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/03/1998
Collation 174p
The report gives results of EPA research into the emission processes and control strategies associated with underground coal mines in the U.S. Goals of the EPA program have been to assess the economic performance and emissions reductions of methane control strategies for underground coal mines, and to develop modeling tools and data bases that miners can use to conduct their own site-specific methane control analyses. To this end, nine standard or model mines were designed to closely simulate existing mines in the major coal producing regions. Cost performance and methane reductions were then calculated for a number of methane recovery and utilization combinations at these model mines. Algorithms were developed using site-specific mine designs, geologic parameters, and costs, with the assistance of mine operators, mining consultants, degasification system consultants, and the U.S. Bureau of Mines.