The Humidity of Mine Air with Especial Reference to Coal Mines in Illinois

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From Introduction: "The investigative work described in this report was undertaken by the Bureau of Mines under a cooperative agreement with the department of mining engineering of the University of Illinois and the Illinois and Illinois State Geological Survey. The purpose of this agreement was to provide for a comprehensive investigation of coal-mining conditions in the State, with especial reference to the possibility of lessening waste in the mining and preparation of coal and of reducing the dangers to which miners are exposed. Thus, it studied the occurrence of gas (methane) in the mines of the southern part of the ... continued below

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72 p. : ill.

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Williams, R. Y. 1914.

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  • Main Title: The Humidity of Mine Air with Especial Reference to Coal Mines in Illinois
  • Series Title: United States Bureau of Mines Reports
  • Added Title: United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 83

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From Introduction: "The investigative work described in this report was undertaken by the Bureau of Mines under a cooperative agreement with the department of mining engineering of the University of Illinois and the Illinois and Illinois State Geological Survey. The purpose of this agreement was to provide for a comprehensive investigation of coal-mining conditions in the State, with especial reference to the possibility of lessening waste in the mining and preparation of coal and of reducing the dangers to which miners are exposed. Thus, it studied the occurrence of gas (methane) in the mines of the southern part of the State, tested the inflammability of the coal dust from many mines, examined the efficiency of the control of ventilating currents, and investigated the factors affecting the humidity of mine air with respect to their bearing on the occurrence of mine explosions."

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72 p. : ill.

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"Illinois Coal-Mining Investigations Cooperative Agreement" "[This report was prepared under a cooperative agreement with the Illinois State Geological Survey and the department of mining engineering of the University of Illinois]"

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Williams, R. Y. The Humidity of Mine Air with Especial Reference to Coal Mines in Illinois, report, 1914; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12295/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.