Mining Contract: Safety, Health, and Ventilation Cost Benefit Optimization with Simulation and Control

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Contract # 200-2009-30157
Start Date 9/1/2009
End Date 8/31/2014
Research Concept

Software is a powerful tool for ventilation engineers to effectively and inclusively model working conditions in deep, hot mines in conjunction with contaminant concentration and ventilation network modeling. This research will apply a new mine ventilation and contaminant transport model for deep, hot underground mines and provide education for its use in an effort to decrease injury risks, improve working conditions, and meet occupational, environmental, and health standards.

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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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