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Design guidelines for improved water spray systems.
Mukherjee SK; Singh MM; Jayaraman NI
Min Eng 1986 Nov; 38(11):1054-1059
In underground mining operations, ventilation and water sprays are the common methods of controlling dust. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of technical literature dealing with water sprays for dust control. However, guidelines for the design of an effective water spray system have not been presented to the mining industry. This paper recommends guidelines for water spray systems to control dust in underground mining operations. These guidelines suggest type, number, location, and orientation of nozzles; the desirable operating water pressure; and an associated filtration system.
Mining industry; Underground mining; Water sprays; Equipment design; Guidelines; Dusts; Dust control; Dust control equipment; Work environment; Environmental control equipment; Filtration; Recommendations; Dust suppression
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division