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Mining Contract: Innovative Solutions for Heat Management in Hot Underground Mines: Ventilation Research and Capacity Building

Contract # 200-2014-59953
Start Date 9/1/2014
Research Concept

One of the most significant physical hazards presented by underground mining is heat stress. Research under this capacity-building contract aims to develop strategies and technologies related to management of heat stress issues encountered in hot underground mines. 

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Contract Status & Impact

This contract is ongoing. For more information on this contract, send a request to

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.

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