Development of Dust Control Methodologies in Continuous Mining Operation

Authors

  • Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Keywords:

Respirable Dust, CWP, Silicosis, Underground Coal Mining, Dust Control.

Abstract

Workers in mining industries face a serious health threat of exposure to respirable dust. Over-exposure to respirable coal mine dust generally leads to coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). CWP is a lung disease that causes disability and may also prove to be fatal in serious cases. Along with this, the miners may also get exposure to extreme levels of respirable silica dust, which is known to cause silicosis, another agent leading to disability and/or fatal lung disease. Regarding this issue, a major challenge is to reduce the amount of respirable dust which exists in underground mining industry.This paper aims to design new methodology and discuss the various processes for dust control in underground coal mining operations. The goal involves optimizing the use of water spray as well as evaluating emerging control technologies, design criteria and methods.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Vardhan, A., Kumar, Y., Kumar, A., & Dasgupta, K. (2022). Development of Dust Control Methodologies in Continuous Mining Operation. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 64(11), 557–563. Retrieved from https://informaticsjournals.com/index.php/jmmf/article/view/31609

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