Mining Contract: Development of a Method for the Remote Characterization of Underground Mine Ventilation Control by Multiple Tracer Gases
Underground mine emergencies such as roof falls, bumps, and explosions require immediate action based upon limited information. This project will develop a technology to be implemented in mine emergency situations to assess the extent of damage to a mine’s ventilation controls, the nature of the damage, and the general location of the damage.
Contract Status & Impact
This capacity-building contract is ongoing.
The purpose of capacity-building contracts is to help build the capacity of our nation’s workforce to address critical safety and health problems in U.S. mines by producing graduates with advanced degrees in mining and minerals engineering, and to help develop tenure-track faculty performing research in these areas. Applications for these competitive grants are announced as part of NIOSH OMSHR’s Broad Agency Announcements and are submitted by a Principal Investigator at a U.S. institution offering an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering.
For further information on capacity-building contracts, please submit a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
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- Page last reviewed: 8/21/2014
- Page last updated: 8/21/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program