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Experimental studies on dust dispersion in mine airways.
Bhashkar-R; Ramani-RV; Jankowski-RA
Min Eng 1988 Mar; 40(3):191-195
This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the spatial distribution of airborne dusts, deposition of dust in the airway, as well as the effect of airflow velocity and particle density on dust behavior in mine airways under controlled conditions. Considerable deposition of dust near the source was indicated. Pronounced effects due to velocity were observed in ambient dust concentration and deposition along the mine airway, both in the respirable and the total size ranges. Cross-sectional concentration measurements indicate an increase in concentration from the roof to the floor. The average cross-sectional concentration is about 75% of the concentration in the center of the airway.
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