1st Edition

Mine Ventilation
Proceedings of the 18th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, 12-17 June, 2021, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

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ISBN 9781032036793
June 17, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
580 Pages

USD $210.00

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Book Description

This volume contains the proceedings of the 18th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium held virtually from June 12-17, 2021. This symposium was organized by the 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 including topics: 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.

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Purushotham Tukkaraja, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of the Mining Engineering & Management Department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines). Prior to joining SD Mines, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He is a recipient of the Banaras Hindu University’s Institute of Technology Gold Medal. He is an Associate Editor for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration's (SME) Mining Engineering Journal; an ABET Program Evaluator (PEV); and MSHA-approved instructor. He is currently serving as the President for the Black Hills Chapter of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE). Dr. Tukkaraja published several papers in international journals and conference proceedings and has presented his research findings at several conferences. He served as a technical session chair, and on organizing committees of several national and international conferences.