Ventilation technology in deep mines
Tien, Jerry C. Department of Mining Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri.
- A safe underground working environment
- How air moves underground
- Mine fans
- Ventilation controls
- Atmospheric monitoring system
- Ventilation network simulation
- Additional Readings
Mine ventilation is the application of principles of fluid dynamics to the flow of air in underground mine workings. Adequate dilution of diesel equipment emissions, fumes from explosives, methane emissions from coal strata, and dusts from cutting, mucking, hauling, and in-mine crushing are the essential considerations of a mine's ventilation system (Fig. 1). Quality of air is essential to all underground operations. Regardless of the material mined, ventilation always has to come first.
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