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Control of Coal Dust in Transit and in Stockpiles

AUTHOR: Johannes Schmitz
DATE: December 1994

The latest in the series of Perspectives reports from IEA Coal Research assesses the control of coal dust in transit and in stockpiles.

The growth in coal demand, transportation and handling have resulted in an increase in the potential for problems related to coal dust. Developments in coal extraction, processing and utilisation have compounded the effect. This report analyses the properties and source of coal dust, and the hazards associated with dust. It then considers the general principles of coal dust control. The potential for successful control of coal dust by the use of suppressants, containing and capturing methods, and measuring and monitoring systems is then discussed in detail.