Specialization:  Mine Environment and Ventilation

The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from leakage of chemicals also affects the health of the local population. Ventilation is undertaken in order to introduce fresh, cool air to the workings and to remove stale, affected air from the workings. In this technology review, we look at the basics of ventilation, the regulations, and the people, companies, and equipment you may need for installing, operating, and maintaining a ventilation system at your mine. Underground mine ventilation provides a flow of air to the underground workings of a mine of sufficient volume to dilute and remove dust and noxious gases (typically NOx, SO2, methane, CO2 and CO) and to regulate temperature. The source of these gases are equipment that runs on diesel engines, blasting with explosives, and the orebody itself.

Sub Areas:

  • Mine Ventilation
  • Underground Environment
  • Opencast Environment
  • Fly Ash Utilization
  • Lightning
  • Noise pollution
  • Prediction of Drainage Quality and Water Resource Management in Coal
  • Characterization and Estimation of Respirable particulate in Opencast
  • Evaluation of Geo- Environmental and Geo-Technical properties of coal