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Title: The Atlantic Richfield Company Black Thunder mine haul road dust study. [Wyoming]

Abstract

An examination of the effectiveness of various haul road dust control measures was performed at ARCO's Black Thunder Mine near Wright, Wyoming by evaluating both visible observations and quantitative measurements of particle concentrations. In order to evaluate dust control effectiveness both a 300 foot (91.5 meter) and 175 foot (53.4 meter) section of the main coal haul road was selected for testing. The test sections were separated by a 200 foot (61 meter) buffer zone. Each test section was relatively straight and away from interferences from other mine sources. The five haul road treatment test sequences evaluated for control measure effectiveness were: an untreated road segment; water treatment two times per hour; water treatment four times per hour; previously chemically treated segment of haul road (ARCO 2400 dust suppressant); and testing after application of Coherex (10% dilution). By comparing uncontrolled situations with various controlled situations, an estimate of the control efficiency of the dust control measures was determined. Based upon the results of the study a fugitive dust control scheme was selected considering control effectiveness, economics and operational efficiency.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Anaconda Minerals Company, Denver, CO
OSTI Identifier:
5574239
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5574239
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proc., Annu. Meet., Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 82-47.2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; DUSTS; CONTROL; MINE ROADWAYS; SURFACE TREATMENTS; UNDERGROUND MINING; WYOMING; COAL MINES; COAL; COAL MINING; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DATA ANALYSIS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; EFFICIENCY; EVALUATION; FIELD TESTS; MEASURING METHODS; PARTICLE RESUSPENSION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; TRANSPORT; WATER; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ECONOMICS; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION VIII; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; MINES; MINING; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; TESTING; TUNNELS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; USA 010900* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects; 016000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Health & Safety

Citation Formats

Maxwell, D.R., Hormel, T.R., and Ives, J.A. The Atlantic Richfield Company Black Thunder mine haul road dust study. [Wyoming]. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Maxwell, D.R., Hormel, T.R., & Ives, J.A. The Atlantic Richfield Company Black Thunder mine haul road dust study. [Wyoming]. United States.
Maxwell, D.R., Hormel, T.R., and Ives, J.A. Tue . "The Atlantic Richfield Company Black Thunder mine haul road dust study. [Wyoming]". United States.
@article{osti_5574239,
title = {The Atlantic Richfield Company Black Thunder mine haul road dust study. [Wyoming]},
author = {Maxwell, D.R. and Hormel, T.R. and Ives, J.A.},
abstractNote = {An examination of the effectiveness of various haul road dust control measures was performed at ARCO's Black Thunder Mine near Wright, Wyoming by evaluating both visible observations and quantitative measurements of particle concentrations. In order to evaluate dust control effectiveness both a 300 foot (91.5 meter) and 175 foot (53.4 meter) section of the main coal haul road was selected for testing. The test sections were separated by a 200 foot (61 meter) buffer zone. Each test section was relatively straight and away from interferences from other mine sources. The five haul road treatment test sequences evaluated for control measure effectiveness were: an untreated road segment; water treatment two times per hour; water treatment four times per hour; previously chemically treated segment of haul road (ARCO 2400 dust suppressant); and testing after application of Coherex (10% dilution). By comparing uncontrolled situations with various controlled situations, an estimate of the control efficiency of the dust control measures was determined. Based upon the results of the study a fugitive dust control scheme was selected considering control effectiveness, economics and operational efficiency.},
doi = {},
journal = {Proc., Annu. Meet., Air Pollut. Control Assoc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 82-47.2,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982},
month = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1982}
}