The Foam Book
Aqueous Foam Technology References
The Aqueous Foam Technology Book
COAL & BULK SOLID DUST SUPPRESSION APPLICATIONS
Ellis, C., U.S. Patent 943,667, December 21, 1909 Composition for Laying Road-Dust and Hardening Road-Beds
I.G. Farben Industries, British Patent 435,351, September 19, 1935 Improvements in or Relating to the Precipitation of Dust
Van Order, R.B., U.S. Patent 2,621,115, December 9, 1952 Simultaneous Blueing and Dustproofing of Solid Carboniferous Fuels
Rostler, F.S., U.S. Patent 2,646,361, July 21, 1953 Dust-Laying Emulsion
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 3,811,660, May 21, 1974 Equipment for Making Foam for Dust Suppression and Other Purposes
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 3,847,571, November 12, 1974 Cyclone Separation with Foam Supply
Nippon Mining, Japanese Patent Application 88,061, April 14, 1975 Dusting Inhibitor Asphalt Emulsions - Applied to Coal and Ores
Salyer, I.O., et al, U.S. Patent 3,954,662, May 4, 1976 Aqueous Foam Compositions to Suppress Coal Dust
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 4,000,992, January 4, 1977 Dust Suppression with Small Bubble Foam in Cyclone
Netting, D.I., U.S. Patent 4,380,459, April 19, 1983 Method for Reducing the Amount of Coal Dust in the Environment Surrounding Coal Mining
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 4,400,220, August 23, 1983 Suppression of Respirable Dust with Foam
Bhattacharyya, B.R. and Roe, W.J., U.S. Patent 4,417,992, November 29, 1983, Dust Control
Salihar, M.W., U.S. Patent 4,551,261, November 5, 1985 Dust Suppression with Elastomer-Containing Foam
Kittle, P.A., U.S. Patent 4,561,905, December 31, 1985 Method for Suppressing Coal Dust
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 4,780,143, October 25, 1988 Methods for Suppressing Cement Clinker Dust Emissions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 4,780,233, October 25, 1988 Dust Suppression Methods and Compositions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 4,897,218, January 30, 1990 Methods for Suppressing Cement Clinker Dust Emissions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 4,971,720, November 20, 1990 Method for Suppressing Process Dust Emissions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,128,178, July 7, 1992 Method for Suppressing Dust Emissions from Bulk Solids
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,143,645, September 1, 1992 Method for Suppressing Process Dust Emissions Using a Salt of a Fatty Acid as a Foaming Agent
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,194,174, March 16, 1993 Methods for Suppressing Fugitive Dust Emissions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,256,419, October 26, 1993 Biological and Dust Control Methods for Bulk/Granular Solids
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,500,220, March 19, 1996 Biological and Dust Control Methods for Bulk/Granular Solids
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,639,397, June 17, 1997 Method for Suppressing Dust Emissions
Roe, D.C., U.S. Patent 5,648,116, July 15, 1997 Method for Suppressing Dust Emissions
Coal Mining Dust Suppression Price, F.H., Trans. Inst. Mining Engrs. (London), 105, 244 (1946). Chem. Abstr. 40, 6236 (1946).
Ferrous Sulfide and Barium Sulfate Dust Control Mukhlenov, I.P., et al, Zh. Prikl. Khim., 28, 922 (1955).
Carbon Dust Removal Using Foam Containing Pitch Oil Katunin, V.Kh., et al, Gidroliz. i Lesokhim. Prom., 12, No.7:10 (1959). Chem. Abstr., 54, 3942 (1960).
Carbon Dust Removal Zemskov, I.F., et al, Zh. Prikl. Khim., 35, 2467 (1962).
Coal Mining Dust Suppression Rozenberg, B.A., et al, Zh. Prikl. Khim., 37, 908 (1964). Erler, H.R., et al, Freiberger Forschungsh., 85B, 119 (1965). Chem. Abstr., 64, 1705 (1966).
Dust Removal Using Foam (undefined dust composition) Balakirev, A.A., et al, Kolloidn. Ah., 30, 191 (1968).
Salyer, I.O., et al, "Foam Suppression of Respirable Coal Dust," Final Report, Bureau of Mines, Contract H0100179, Monsanto Research Corp., Dayton, OH 45407, December, 1970. This is a large file. DSL download requires at least 10 minutes. This report can also be obtained from NTIS, PB204522.
Cole, H.W., "Microfoam for the Control of Source and Fugitive Dust Emissions" A DeTer Company publication, date unknown.
Guarnaschelli, C., "In-transit Control of Coal Dust from Unit Trains," Report EPS 4-PR-77-1, May, 1977. (This is not a foam application, but it could be.)
"Petroleum Based DCA's to Control Fugitive Dust," Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Fertilizer Industry Roundtable, 1977, Series 27, pages 94-96.
Glanville, J.O., "Actions of Wetting Agents on Coal Dust," Fuel, 58, 819 (1979). (This is not a foam application, but it could be.)
Rittenhouse, R.C., "Additives: The Answer to Freezing, Dust and Sludge Instability," Power Engineering, July, 1986, pages 38-41.
LONGWALL COAL MINING DUST SUPPRESSION
Aqueous foam has been used successfully for dust suppression on longwall mining systems and reported in a submission to the U.S. Bureau of Mines, Singh, M.M. and Laurito, A.W., "Field Tests of a Foam Dust Suppression System with Longwall Shearers." As far as I know, the report is not available from conventional sources. In testing done in Utah there were some underground photographs showing foam application, post foam application, dust suppression in the crusher, foam on the outrigger, head drum, and tail drum.
GRAIN DUST APPLICATIONS
Lai, F.S., et al, "Examining the Use of Additives to Control Grain Dust," a Report for the Fire and Explosion Research Council, National Grain and Feed Association, Washington, DC, 20005, prepared by U.S.D.A., Grain Marketing Research Laboratory, Manhattan, KS 66502, June 28, 1982.
"Soybean Oil: New technology for Controlling Grain Dust," American Soybean Association, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141-5009, telephone, 314-576-1770, fax, 314-576-2786.
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 5,039,348, August 13, 1991 Edible Small Bubble Foam for Suppressing Dust in Grain Handling and Storage
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 5,069,723, December 3, 1991 Method for Controlling Dust in Grain
Cole, H.W., U.S. Patent 5,153,014, October 6, 1992 Method for suppressing Dust in Grain Handling and Storage Using Edible Small Bubble Foam
MISCELLANEOUS OTHER APPLICATIONS
The two grain dust suppression items are both condensed phase, non-foam, applications. Using the emulsion technology outlined in U.S. Patent 4,561,905 with soy bean oil, could convert these grain applications into foam systems.
There was a U.S. study of coal train dust suppression several years ago. It was conducted by Simpson Weather Associates, 809 East Jefferson Street, PO Box 5508, Charlottesville, VA 22901, telephone 804-979-3571, fax 804-979-5599; no known e-mail address. The study was not foam related, just condensed phase.
Mathai, C.V., "Charged Fog Technology. Part I: Theoretical Background and Instrument Development," J. Air Poll. Control Assoc., 33, No. 7, 664-669(1983).
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