Current developments and challenges of underground mine ventilation and cooling methods

Kamyar, Amin, Aminossadati, Saiied Mostafa, Leonardi, Christopher and Sasmito, Agus (2016). Current developments and challenges of underground mine ventilation and cooling methods. In: Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik, Ali Mirza, Ismet Canbulat and John Hoelle, Proceedings of The 2016 Coal Operators' Conference. 2016 Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, Australia, (287-297). 10-12 Feb 2016.

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Author Kamyar, Amin
Aminossadati, Saiied Mostafa
Leonardi, Christopher
Sasmito, Agus
Title of paper Current developments and challenges of underground mine ventilation and cooling methods
Conference name 2016 Coal Operators' Conference
Conference location Wollongong, Australia
Conference dates 10-12 Feb 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of The 2016 Coal Operators' Conference
Place of Publication Wollongong, Australia
Publisher The University of Wollongong Printery
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 9781741282559
Editor Naj Aziz
Bob Kininmonth
Jan Nemcik
Ali Mirza
Ismet Canbulat
John Hoelle
Start page 287
End page 297
Total pages 11
Collection year 2017
Abstract/Summary The mining industry has experienced a dramatic change over the past 20 years in terms of methods and equipment as well as human resource policies. These changes have had impacts on the design of mine ventilation systems. Although feasible developments have been implemented to some extent, in some other areas ventilation planning still requires further improvements to provide a healthy work environment at a reasonable cost. The boom in energy costs has also encouraged mine ventilation designers to seek for efficient use of energy and optimization strategies. The electricity consumption by mine refrigeration plants should be reduced possibly without any adverse effects on the safety of workers. This study presents an overview of the latest techniques used by the experts to address these issues. A revision of the novel ventilation strategies and mine refrigeration methods, and their ultimate effect on efficiency and mining costs would be identified. Finally, likely future developments in the area of mine cooling are outlined.
Keyword Mine ventilation
Electricity consumption
Mine refrigeration
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 17 Feb 2016, 13:50:11 EST by Dr Saiied Aminossadati on behalf of School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering