An Investigation of Some Dust Problems in Coal-Mines

Smellie, John (1937) An Investigation of Some Dust Problems in Coal-Mines. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Mainly as a result of the finding of the enquiry into the Whitehaven Colliery Explosion (1931), the present research was commenced to investigate the reaons for the incombustible dust binding in the mine and the circumstances in which a similar condition might exist. The genral physical properties and characteristics of the more common incombustible dusts used in coal mines were therefore examined and their reaction to changes of temperature, humidity, and added moisture investigated. Since there is a difference int he looseness of dusts, as well as a marked balling tendency in some dusts, methods of measuring their cloud forming properties were studied together with the effect of fineness and moisture content on these properties. Other problems directly connected with incombustible dusts and their use in mines were also investigated and the results are presented in the following series of papers.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Health sciences, Occupational safety
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-80125
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:09

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