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NIOSH ventilation research addressing diesel emissions and other air quality issues in nonmetal mines.

Authors
Grau-RH; Robertson-SB; Mucho-TP; Garcia-F; Smith-AC
Source
2002 SME Annual Meeting, Feb 25-27, Phoenix, Arizona, Preprint 02-187. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc., 2002 Feb; :1-7
NIOSHTIC No.
20023176
Abstract
Researchers working for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Pittsburgh Research Center are developing ways to protect the health of miners. Part of that effort is improving the air quality in metal/nonmetal mines by developing proper ventilation techniques. The air quality of large opening nonmetal mines can be greatly improved by using engineering controls of contaminant prevention and proper ventilation techniques. Contaminant prevention includes methods to reduce contaminants from entering the mine air. Ventilation can be improved with appropriate fan selection and fan operation used in conjunction with air coursing using manmade and insitu rock stoppings.
Keywords
Air-quality; Engineering-controls; Ventilation; Ventilation-equipment; Miners; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry; Underground-mining
Contact
NIOSH, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20020225
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
2002 SME Annual Meeting, Feb 25-27, Phoenix, Arizona, Preprint 02-187
State
PA; AZ
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