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October 2015

The October issue focuses on dust control, underground mine communications, fine coal processing and roof support and ground control. The issue also features the North American Manufacturers Review 2015 as well as an outline of the history of the IEA Clean Coal Centre.

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Coal News

Industry View: A Vision For Cleaner Coal
Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association, UK.

Coming Into The Light
Craig Stratton, AFL, USA, details the benefits of fibre optics for underground mine communications.

Dewatering Ultrafine Coal
M.S. Klima and G.S.S. Raman, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University, USA, explain the dewatering of ultrafine coal refuse using pressure filtration.

Cleaning Out The Problems
Matthew J. Koca, Flexco, USA, illustrates the benefits of using controlled flow transfer chute technology to minimise coal dust.

The Science Of Coal Dust Suppression
Mick Hollis, Conflow, UK, looks at issues caused by coal dust and the solutions to prevent it.

An Unsung Hero Of The Mine
Lawrence Love, Allison Transmission, USA, explains how in the unforgiving environment of the mine, it takes a special vehicle to perform the relentless duty of the water truck.

Support For Safety And Productivity
Maurice Jones reviews modern approaches to strata support in difficult areas of coal production in underground mines.

North American Manufacturers Review 2015
World Coal profiles North American manufacturers of equipment for mining, handling and processing coal.

A Ruby Anniversary
Debo Adams, the IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, provides a brief history of the centre and what it offers.

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