Proceedings of the 18th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 12-17 June, 2021, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
This volume contains the proceedings of the 18th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium held, on a virtual platform, June 12-17, 2021. This symposium was organized by South Dakota Mines, Rapid City, South Dakota, in collaboration with the Underground Ventilation Committee (UVC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).
The Mine Ventilation Symposium series has always been a premier forum for ventilation experts, practitioners, educators, students, regulators, and manufacturers from around the world to exchange knowledge, ideas, and opinions. This volume features fifty-seven selected technical papers in a wide range of topics including: auxiliary ventilation, case studies of mine ventilation, computational fluid dynamics applications in mine ventilation, diesel particulate control, electric machinery in mine ventilation, mine cooling and refrigeration, mine dust monitoring and control, mine fans, mine fires and explosion prevention, mine gases, mine heat, mine management and organization of ventilation, mine ventilation and automation, occupational health and safety in mine ventilation, renewable/alternative energy in mine ventilation, ventilation monitoring and measurement, ventilation network analysis and optimization, and ventilation planning and design.
Table of Contents
Prelims. Auxiliary Ventilation. Case Studies of Mine Ventilation. Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications in Mine Ventilation. Diesel Particulate Control. Electric Machinery in Mine Ventilation. Mine Cooling and Refrigeration. Mine Dust Monitoring and Control. Mine Fans. Mine Fires and Explosion Prevention. Mine Gases. Mine Heat. Mine Management and Organization of Ventilation. Mine Ventilation and Automation. Occupational Health and Safety in Mine Ventilation. Renewable/Alternative Energy in Mine Ventilation. Ventilation Monitoring and Measurement. Ventilation Network Analysis and Optimization. Ventilation Planning and Design. Author index.
Dr. Purushotham Tukkaraja is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, and the Director of MSHA State Grants Program in the Mining Engineering and Management Department at South Dakota Mines in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dr. PT is also an ABET Program Evaluator, Qualified Professional (QP) Member of Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. Past-President of the Black Hills Chapter of ISEE. He serves on the Underground Ventilation Committee (UVC) Executive Board; he is an organizing committee member for the Best in the West Drill and Blast Conference, and International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) annual conference. He serves as an Associate Editor, an Editorial Board Member, and a Reviewer for several mining engineering journals.