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Mine Environment and Ventilation - D.C. Panigrahi

Mine Environment and Ventilation

By: D.C. Panigrahi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9789058092335
Number Of Pages: 564

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This book features presentations by international experts from 9 different countries, viz., USA, Australia, Poland, South Africa, Germany, Japan, China, Bulgaria and India. The authors belong to academic institutions, research organisations, statutory bodies and mining companies. The book will serve as a valuable reference to researchers, technologists, academicians, postgraduate students, statutory officials and all others concerned with the workplace environment, both in opencast and underground mines.

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Analysis and Design of Ventilation Systems
Computer simulation studies for improving work place environment in Dungri North section of Jamadoba Colliery, TISCOp. 1
Improved ventilation and use of respirators to allow safe mining during release of coal seam hydrogen sulphidep. 7
A case study of ventilation modeling of a large block caving operationp. 19
An approach to mine ventilation based on aerodynamic potential of ventilating air with reference to unit mass of dry airp. 29
The multi-purpose ventilation network analysis systemp. 43
A review of current Australian longwall ventilation practicep. 55
Simulation studies for short-term as well as long-term improvement in the ventilation system of Balaghat Minep. 65
Application of mine ventilation network optimization in a minep. 71
Improvement in ventilation with minimum risk of spontaneous heating in mines of Jharia Coalfieldp. 79
Coal Bed Methane and Gas Emission Modeling
Changes in coal microstructure and its influence on gas production from coalp. 89
A general model of convective diffusion of gas stream in a mine workingp. 97
The methane rating system and how it is used to evaluate South African methane contents and release ratesp. 103
Study of the process of adsorption of gas in coalp. 115
Macro and micro-mechanism of effect of EMF on CBM adsorption in coalp. 121
Regularity of distribution of EMR in workings of coal minesp. 129
Applied research on the law of "Rheological and Mutative properties" in gas outburst phenomenap. 137
Sorption isotherm for coal bed methane exploration - a case study from Jharia Coal Basin, Bihar, Indiap. 145
Dust Generation and Control
Comprehensive programme of pneumoconiosis prevention in Polish coal miningp. 151
Dust control equipment of UO type used in exhaust or combined ventilation systemp. 159
Air pollution and its control in mining areasp. 167
Exposure to respirable dust: case studies of Jharia and Raniganj Coalfieldsp. 181
Concentration and geo-textural characteristics of suspended particulate matter and its predictionp. 193
A new approach in haul road dust controlp. 201
Dust control techniques in a mechanised longwall facep. 205
Heat Flow, Fan and Face Ventilation
Airflow distribution and methane concentration at heading faces with auxiliary ventilationp. 209
Control of heat and humidity in German Minesp. 219
Numerical assessment of the impact of thermal insulation on environmental conditions in mine workingsp. 227
Condition monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance of mine ventilation fansp. 235
Application of tracer gas for air leakage measurements through ventilation structures in coal minesp. 243
Application of fuzzy set theory for selection of mine fanp. 249
Monitoring and Control of Mine Environment
The development of a real time airflow monitoring and control systemp. 255
Safety systems for coal minesp. 265
Monitoring and control of ventilation to improve work safety in minesp. 273
Fiber optic methane sensor for minesp. 283
The new management and supervision systems to improve efficiency of mining and safety in minesp. 289
Continuous mine environmental monitoring system - a case studyp. 297
Mine Explosions, Inundations and Other Emergencies
Emerging trends and adoption of standards for stoppings and seals in Australian coal minesp. 303
Developments in water barriers to stop coal dust explosionp. 315
Detection of shallow subsurface cavities associated with old abandoned coal mines of Raniganj Coalfield to avoid possible inundation in minesp. 323
Development of Indian legislation in preventing explosions in Indian coal minesp. 329
Fire hazard in Polish underground coal mines: actions taken to prepare suitable conditions for personnel self-rescue by self-rescuersp. 337
Spontaneous Heating and Mine Fires
A study of susceptibility of Indian coals to spontaneous combustion and its correlation with their intrinsic propertiesp. 347
Experimental study on the abnormal potential distribution around the heat source of spontaneous combustion of coalp. 355
Highlights of a few unresolved problems on mine firesp. 363
Fires in Jharia Coalfield vis-a-vis legislative provisionsp. 371
Hazard analysis of spontaneous combustion in fully mechanized longwall mining with caving and its prevention strategiesp. 379
Heat release and mass loss of combustible materials in minesp. 387
Prevention and Control of Mine Fires
A study of pillar fire problems to categorise pillars in coal mines with respect to their susceptibility to spontaneous combustionp. 395
Fire protective coating-a novel approach for preventing spontaneous combustion in coal minesp. 403
Role of some additives on spontaneous heating characteristics of Indian coalsp. 409
Polypropylene fibre (PP) reinforced shotcrete for sealing and supporting coal mine galleries against air leakage: a laboratory studyp. 415
Controlling underground coal mine fires - achievements and challengesp. 423
Model and Case Studies of Mine Fires
Changes in air temperature and flow rate during a mine fire in a roadwayp. 427
Study on the mechanism and factors influencing throttling of roadway firep. 439
Study of fire size, gas concentration and temperature correlation of open fire in a small tunnel representing mine galleryp. 447
Spontaneous heating in a longwall face - a case study of Jhanjra Projectp. 455
Coal mine fire and its impact on human habitation in Jharia Coalfieldp. 465
Characteristics and effects of spontaneous heating in Barmer lignite--a case studyp. 471
Fire fighting in XIII/XIV seam Sijua Colliery - a case studyp. 479
Prevention of spontaneous heating by reducing surface fan pressure--a case studyp. 487
A handy objective model for estimation of spontaneous fire risk potential of underground panels in bord and pillar method of miningp. 491
Emerging Environmental Issues
Post detonation fume quality of explosives vis-a-vis their contribution towards polluting environment in underground minesp. 499
A conceptual vision for future RandD in mine ventilationp. 507
Control of workplace environment during rock excavation near super sensitive structuresp. 513
Environmental impact of ocean-floor miningp. 521
Ergonomic design of mining vehicle's cab and seat for increased driver's comfortp. 531
Environmental issues of marble industry--overview of Rajasthanp. 539
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ISBN: 9789058092335
ISBN-10: 905809233X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 1st January 2001
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 1