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Advances in Productive, Safe, and Responsible Coal Mining
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Advances in Productive, Safe, and Responsible Coal Mining

Advances in Productive, Safe, and Responsible Coal Mining covers the latest advancements in coal mining technology and practices. It gives a comprehensive introduction to the latest research and technology developments, addressing problems and issues currently being faced, and is a valuable resource of complied technical information on the latest coal mining safety and health research. As coal's staying power has been at the forefront of the world’s energy mix for more than a century, this book explores critical issues affecting coal mining, including how to maintain low-cost productivity, address health and safety hazards, and how to be responsible environmental stewards. This book takes a holistic approach in addressing each issue from the perspective of its impact on the coal mining operation and industry as a whole. Explains how to effectively produce coal within existing environmental constraints Encapsulates the latest health and safety research and technological advances in the coal mining industry Written by authors who have developed the latest technology for coal mines

Coal Mine Ground Control
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 750

Coal Mine Ground Control

This book includes 14 chapters. It begins with the introduction of U.S. coal mining methods in chapter I. Rock properties and in-situ stresses are described in chapter two. The geological conditions that form the rock strata and their anomalies as well as the geophysical methods employed to detect the anomalies are illustrated in chapter three. Chapter four contains an exhaustive list of topics on roof bolts and roof bolting systems going back to their first introduction in the late 1940s. Chapter five covers the evolution of pillar design from 1876 to present, emphasizing the various elements affecting pillar strength and their methods of design, with information highlighted on the pros and...

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 462

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control

Advances in Coal Mine Ground Control is a comprehensive text covering all recent advances in coal mine ground control, the most advanced subsystem of the rapidly advancing coal mining systems. This complete resource is written by Professor Syd Peng who, alongside leading experts from the world’s major coal producing countries, has contributed extensively to the understanding of subsidence from underground coal mining, longwall operations and ground control in underground mines. Syd and the team of contributors bring together key advances from the past decade into one comprehensive resource that is accessible to all those studying, researching and working in the mining industry. This book is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students of mining engineering and related programs, and a must-have reference for mining, civil and geotechnical engineers. Written and edited by the world’s leading experts on ground control in coal mining Covers all aspects of ground control practices in coal mines Focuses on advances over the past decade, equipping readers with the most up-to-date knowledge regarding current research and practices in the field

Design of Underground Hard-Coal Mines
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 246

Design of Underground Hard-Coal Mines

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-12-02
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

The escalating worldwide demand for energy has had the effect, among other things, of promoting the development of coal mining. In some countries specialist design offices were set up and students trained as specialists in mine design and construction. Poland, a country having mining traditions stretching over many centuries, is a good example, and has gained a place in the forefront, not only as a coal producer and exporter, but also as an originator and exporter of technical mining know-how. The author of this book has himself had 25 years of practical experience in mine design, in the supervision of mining investment implementation both at home and abroad, and also in directing the activi...

Physics of Coal and Mining Processes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 383

Physics of Coal and Mining Processes

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-04-19
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Around the world, on average, four coal miners die for each million tons of coal recovered. Improving the safety of mining work while responding to the need for increased coal production, however, is impossible without further development of the physics of mining processes. A relatively new branch of science, it tackles problems that arise during mineral products recovery, particularly safety issues such as rock failures, coal and gas outbursts, and methane explosions. The first book to present a unifying methodology for addressing problems such as outbursts and explosions of methane in coal mining, Physics of Coal and Mining Processes integrates theoretical and experimental research on coal...

Walker County Coal Mines
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Walker County Coal Mines

The discovery of black rocks that glow along Lost Creek transformed Walker County. Settlers began to open wagon mines and ship coal in barges along the Warrior River. The railroad soon followed, which brought in corporations and big mining camps. Every town is littered with stories, from Dora's Uniontown to the union wars in Carbon Hill to the Gorgas mining experiment. Oakman's Corona camp housed the county's very first hospital, while Sipsey and Empire had a Harvard-educated teacher. Progress was made, largely due to coal. In Images of America: Walker County Coal Mines, readers will learn about the people and the industry that makes Walker County special.

A History of the Coal Miners of the United States, from the Development of the Mines to the Close of the Anthracite Strike of 1902
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 492

A History of the Coal Miners of the United States, from the Development of the Mines to the Close of the Anthracite Strike of 1902

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Coal Miners' Wives
  • Language: en

Coal Miners' Wives

"Our only sin was not having what they thought was enough. And being forced to take what they called help." Pain and anger resonate deeply in the voice of New Covenant Bound's central narrator. Forced from her homeland on the Tennessee River in the 1930s, she recounts the memory of upheaval and destruction caused by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Western Kentucky area that now boasts beautiful, expansive bodies of water was once home to some 20,000 people, their houses, farms, townships and ancestral history. Residents were subjected to three waves of forced relocation to make way for Kentucky Lake in the 1930s, Lake Barkley in the 1950s, and Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in the 1960s. Renowned poet T. Crunk intersperses narrative prose and vivid lyric verse to explore the devastation one family experienced in this often overlooked episode in Kentucky history. The voices of a grandmother and grandson speak to each other over time, evoking the relentless advance of irrevocable forces that changed the land, forever.

Coal Mine Structures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Coal Mine Structures

Coal Mine Structures is based on a six-year study, carried out at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne between 1976 and 1982 and financed by the National Coal Board and the European Coal and Steel Community (Projects 7220 - ACj806 and 7220 - ACj814), into the behaviour of under ground openings in British coal mines. The original work has been expanded to include other relevant British and international data. How ever, it remains, deliberately, a personal view based on a specific - albeit broad - research programme. It does not pretend to be a complete description of the behaviour of shafts, tunnels, rooms, pillars and long wall excavations. Nor does it set out to provide a manual for design...

Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures

Coal remains one of the principal sources of energy for the United States, and the nation has been a world leader in coal production for more than 100 years. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration projections to 2050, coal is expected to be an important energy resource for the United States. Additionally, metallurgical coal used in steel production remains an important national commodity. However, coal production, like all other conventional mining activities, creates dust in the workplace. Respirable coal mine dust (RCMD) comprises the size fraction of airborne particles in underground mines that can be inhaled by miners and deposited in the distal airways and gas-exchange regi...