Problems of dust control in coal mines

Authors: Kudryashov V. V, Kubrin S. S., Kosterenko V. N., Tereshkin A. I.

The problems of dust control in sanitary and technological assessment of air in coal mines and in explosion hazard management in underground excavations are discussed. The impact of coal dust on industrial safety and health of miners is described. The mathematical expressions are given for determining dust volumes entering lungs of human beings depending on dust concentration in air. The expressions to find errors in dust calculation in lungs are obtained. The error of dust mass in filter cake after a shift is compared with the error of dust mass in multiple sampling. The approach to determining technically reachable levels of current average dust concentration in mine air per shift and the methods to improve operativeness of dust concentration estimate in coal mines are proposed. The methods of the objective determination of dust deposition mass and distribution in an underground excavation are discussed. Their advantages and disadvantages are analyzed. The current methods of determining dust condition and dust deposition level in mine workings are assessed. The relevance and difficulty of the problem of continuous explosion-hazard dust deposition control in coal mines is emphasized.

Keywords: Inhalable dust, air-born dust, deposited dust, dust concentration, measurement, dust mass measurement error, allowable levels, explosion-hazardous dust deposition, air dustiness control dust deposition level control.
For citation:

Kudryashov V. V., Kubrin S. S., Kosterenko V. N., Tereshkin A. I. Problems of dust control in coal mines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(1):89-98. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-14932020-1-0-89-98.

Issue number: 1
Year: 2020
Page number: 89-98
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.411.52: 622.807
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-1-0-89-98
Article receipt date: 11.07.2019
Date of review receipt: 04.09.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.12.2019
About authors:

V.V. Kudryashov1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor,
Аcademician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
Leading Researcher,
S.S. Kubrin1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor,
Head of Laboratory, e-mail:,
V.N. Kosterenko, Cand. Sci. (Phys. Mathem.),
Head of Department, JSC «SUEK», 115054, Moscow, Russia,
A.I. Tereshkin, Chief Specialist for Dedusting,
JSC «SUEK-Kuzbass», 652507, Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Russia.
1 Institute of Problems of Comprehensive Exploitation
of Mineral Resources of Russian Academy of Sciences,
111020, Moscow, Russia.

For contacts:

S. S. Kubrin, e-mail:


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