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Annual Meeting Technical Presentations  

2013 Annual Meeting Technical Presentations

Ventilation on Demand – Research Study for room and pillar mining in flat seams
Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Noll (presenter) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Helmut Mischo, Pr.Eng.
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MineSAFE: A New Software Architecture for Mine Safety Education
Leonard D. Brown, John Ros Hill and Mary M Poulton, University of Arizona
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Modeling of Strata Gas Liberation into the Mine Drifts with Time-Dependent Ventilation
George Danko, Davood Bahrami, and Jon Fox University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
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Design and Construction of the 5000 HP No. 5 Shaft Main Exhaust Fans at the Henderson Mine
Jay Gillon, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Dave Loring Formerly of Climax Molybdenum Company
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Comprehensive Pressure Quantity Survey for Investigating the Effects of Booster Fans in a Trona Mine
Arash Habibi, Richard Kramer and Stewart Gillies, FMC
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EVALUATION OF SENSORS FOR MINE FIRE DETECTION USING AN ATMOSPHERE MONITORING SYSTEM
Charles D. Litton and Inoka E. Perera, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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The application of a Positive Displacement Ventilation Protocol in an industrial precious metal refining facility.
William D. Mele, CIEC, Senior Engineer, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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CFD ANALYSIS OF LINE BRATTICE FACE VENTILATION SYSTEMS ABILITY FOR METHANE DILUTION DURING EXTENDED CUT
T. Petrov and A. Wala, Mining Engineering Department, University of Kentucky
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Ventilation Considerations in the Hard Rock Underground Mining Environment: Meeting diesel emissions requirements
Joe Bontje, Caterpillar
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IMPACT OF NITROGEN INERTIZATION ON METHANE DISTRIBUTION IN BLEEDERLESS LONGWALL GOBS
Jon Marts, Richard Gilmore, Jürgen Brune, John Grubb, Greg Bogin, Colorado School of Mines
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Reducing Emissions Through the Use of a Fuel Borne Combustion Catalyst
Robert Curtis, Cerion Energy Inc., Rochester, NY
Lyn Irving, Scimatex, LLC, Rochester, NY
Gary Prok, Cerion Energy Inc., Rochester, NY
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Ventilation Risk Management in Underground Coal Mines: Atmospheric Monitoring in the United States
Kenneth R. Griffin - Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering
Robert M. Liebe - Innovative Decisions, Inc.
Kray D. Luxbacher - Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering
Michael E. Karmis - Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech
Barry C. Ezell - Innovative Decisions, Inc.
Robin L. Dillon-Merrill - Innovative Decisions, Inc
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3D CFD Simulation of Airflow Re-Distribution and Associated Pressure Drops Inside the Overcast in Underground Coal Mines
Jerry C. Tien & Magesh Thiruvengadam, Mining & Nuclear Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science & Technology
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Computer Based Training Exercises for Mining Personnel
S. Arya & A. Wala, University of Kentucky
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Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment for the Use of Booster Fans in Underground Coal Mines
Felipe Calizaya, Michael G. Nelson and Mahesh Shriwas, University of Utah
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Studies of Controlled Recirculation Using CO2 Gas Injection: Laboratory and Simulation Results
Dr. Michael Nelson, Vasu Gangrade, Dr. Felipe Calizaya, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Utah
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A Comparison Of Ventilation Network Simulation Programs
Jon Fox
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2012 Annual Meeting Technical Presentations

Development of a Canopy Air Curtain to Reduce Roof Bolters' Dust Exposure
Jeffery M. Listak and Timothy W. Beck
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Wetting the Coal Face for Dust Control in Longwall Mining at High Ventilation Air Speeds
John-Glen Swanson, Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Mining, Dept. of Underground Mining Methods and Machinery 
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Analysis of U.S. Small-Mine Compliance Feasibility with Proposed New Respirable Dust Standards and Implications for Better Dust Control Methods
R. Larry Grayson, Harisha Kinilakodi, Penn State University
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A Field Assessment of an SIUC Innovative Spray System for Continuous Miners
Dr. Y. P. Chugh, Harrold Gurley, Vijaya Kollipara, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Open access data query system for assessment of pneumoconiosis prevalence and severity among miners examined in the NIOSH Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program
A. Scott Laney, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, NIOSH/Division of Respiratory Disease Studies
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Reducing the Cost and Risk of Dust Collection in Powder River Basin Coal
Daniel Marshall
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SmartEXEC Mine Ventilation On Demand System at the Xstrata Nickel Rim South Mine, Sudbury, Ontario; Implementation and Results to Date
Hugo Dello Sbarba, Simsmart Technologies, Montreal  QC, Canada
Erik Bartsch Xstrata Nickel, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Josh Lilley, Hatch, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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Selection of a novel mine tracer gas for assessment of ventilation systems in underground mines
Susanne Underwood, Rosemary Patterson, Kimberly Jackson, Kray Luxbacher, Harold McNair
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CFD Studies of Tracer Gas Dispersion in a Mine after Different Ventilation Damage Scenarios
Guang Xu, Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech
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LOCATING AND DETERMINING THE STATUS OF A THERMAL EVENT IN LONGWALL PANEL USING MINE ATMOSPHERE MONITORING DATA
Yi Luo, Associate Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA, & Xian University of Science and Technology
Lei Xiao, Director and Chief Engineer, Ningxia Coal Mine Safety Bureau,Yingchuan, Ningxia, China
JianweiCheng, Graduate Research Assistant, Mingming Li, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
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Analysis of Underground Coal Miner Heat Exposure in a Refuge Chamber
Will Collingwood, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Kumar Vaibhav Raj, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Sukumar Bandopadhyay, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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COAL DUST WETTABILITY: ITS ROLE IN DUST CONTROL AND ITS DETERMINATION
Kanchan Mondal, Yoginder Paul Chugh, Bhaskar Bariar, Durga Devika Relangi, Vijaya Kumar Kollipara, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes, Mining and Mineral Resources Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
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CFD SIMULATION STUDY OF CONTINUOUS MINER SPRAY AND SCRUBBER PERFORMANCE DURING EXTENDED-CUT MINING WITH EXHAUST FACE VENTILATION
Todor Petrov, Graduate Student, Andrzej Wala, Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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A CFD Analysis of Air Flow Patterns in Face Area for Continuous Miner Making a Right Turn Cut
Vijaya Kumar Kollipara Yoginder Paul Chugh Durga Devika Relangi Harrold Gurley Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
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Long-Term Evaluation of Cab Particulate Filtration and Pressurization Performance
Andrew B. Cecala, John A. Organiscak, and James D. Noll
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2011 Annual Meeting Technical Presentations

Airflow distribution patterns at a Longwall Mine depicted by CFD Analysis and calibrated by a Tracer Gas Field study
Robert B. Krog M.Sc. PE, Steven J. Schatzel PhD PG, Heather N. Dougherty PE
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A field study of US Longwall Coal Mine ventilation and Bleeder Performance
Steven J. Schatzel PhD PG, Robert B. Krog M.Sc. PE, Heather N. Dougherty PE
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Effects of obstructions, sample size, and sample rate on ultrasonic anemometer measurements underground
Anu Martikainen, Charles Taylor & Andrew Mazzella
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Analytical, experimental and CFD studies of the air-wall-jet behavior at the face area during the deep cuts mining using blowing line brattice
T. Petrov Graduate Student, Dept of Mining Engineering, Univ of Kentucky, A. M. Wala Professor, Dept of Mining Engineering, Univ of Kentucky
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Face Ventilation System Analysis and Design with help of CFD simulations
T. Petrov Graduate Student, Dept of Mining Engineering
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Modeling Atmosphere Composition and Determining Explosibility in a Sealed Coal Mine Volume
Jianwei Cheng, Graduate Research Assistant, Yi Luo, Associate Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University
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A review of atmospheric monitoring systems in underground coal mines: implications for explosion prevention
Kray Luxbacher, Kenny Griffin, Edmund Jong, Erik Westman
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Comparison of  Well-Accepted Tracer Gas Sampling Methods with SPME Fibers through Laboratory Testing of Sulfur Hexafluoride
Rosemary Patterson, Virginia Tech Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
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Study on Performance-based Design for Fire Safety Systems
Xichen Zhang, Jerry C. Tien, Missouri University of S&T
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Expanding the limitations of the Mfire simulation model
Steven Schafrik, Research Associate, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, Virginia Tech, Rebecca Ruckman, Mine Ventilation Services, Inc.
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Development of Computer Based Supplementary Simulations for Instructional Materials
S. Arya & A. M. Wala, University of Kentucky
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Evaluating the Use of Booster Fans in Two Underground Coal Mines 
Jessica M. Wempen, Felipe Calizaya, Randall D. Peterson, Michael G. Nelson, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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Validation of the Ventgraph Program for use in Metal/Non-Metal Mines
Christopher Pritchard MS P.E. Mining Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR, Spokane, WA
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Application of Three-phase Foam in Extinguishing Spontaneous Combustion of Coal
Yutao Zhang, J.C. Tien and D.M. Wang
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Performance Evaluation of Advanced Technology Diesel Oxidation Catalysts
M. K. Gangal, B. Rubeli & D.A. Young Natural Resources Canada, J. Stekar Catalytic Exhaust Products
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Ventilation system design and computer simulation for an underground metal mine
Hongliang (Henry) Wang, Newmont USA Limited
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