Mining Contract: Ventilation of Deep Open Pit Mines with Special Reference to Air Inversion in Arctic or Subarctic Regions
With the advancement of open pit mining technology, the depth to which minerals can be profitably mined has increased, resulting in deeper pits than ever before. This contract will evaluate and enhance the atmospheric health and safety conditions in open pit mines, with special reference to air inversion in arctic or subarctic regions.
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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- Modeling and Prediction of Ventilation Methane Emissions of U.S. Longwall Mines Using Supervised Artificial Neural Networks
- Practical Risk Assessment Guidelines for Identifying, Assessing, and Mitigating Stored Energy Hazards in Underground Coal Mines During and After a Mine Emergency
- Safety Aspects of Mine Ventilation Through Technical Development and Training
- Safety, Health, and Ventilation Cost Benefit Optimization with Simulation and Control
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- Page last reviewed: 7/17/2014
- Page last updated: 7/17/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program