The article discusses basic measures currently in use in dust suppression during coal haulage. It is shown that one of the promising methods of coal dust emission control is chemical agents of different compositions. It is specified that estimation of efficiency of chemical agents lacks proved procedures and norms. This article presents the data on pilot treatment of free-burning coal on the belt of the crushing and blending plant by polymer emulsion to reduce coal dusting. The efficiency of the coal dust emission control was estimated by measuring contents of suspended matter (inorganic dust), as well as nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon oxide of air in the working zone of coal loading/unloading or fill. The results show that coal treatment by polymer emulsion reduces the air content of suspended matters at the points of coal rehandling immediately after drying of the solution and even a month after the treatment owing to the polymeric coating resistant to climate effects. The treatment with polymer emulsion leads to no worsening of basic coal qualities. The obtained data imply that application of polymer emulsion reduces the content of suspended matter in air at the points of coal rehandling without deterioration of coal quality.


For citation: Epshtein S. A., Gavrilova D. I., Zavelev I. G., Shamshin S. A., Yurin E. Yu. Application of polymer emulsion in dust emission control during coal haulage. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2019;(10):5-15. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-10-0-5-15.


Сoal dust, dust emission control measures, polymer emulsion, belt, crushing and blending plant, rehandling, storage, outdoor storage, coal quality indices.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2019
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.807.2
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-10-0-5-15
Authors: Epshtein S. A., Gavrilova D. I., Zavelev I. G., etc.

About authors: S.A. Epshtein (1), Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Senior Researcher, Head of Laboratory, e-mail:; D.I. Gavrilova (1), Engineer, I.G. Zavelev (2), Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Deputy General Director, e-mail:, S.A. Shamshin (2), Deputy General Director, e-mail:, E.Yu. Yurin, Director, Razrez Arshanovsky LLC, 655682, Arshanovo, Altai district, Republic of Khakassia, Russia, 1) National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia, 2) LLC «ORGHIM-Technology», 117292, Moscow, Russia. Corresponding author: S.A. Epshtein, e-mail:


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