Mine air dustiness measurement techniques: Review

Mine air dustiness response programs use special dust control facilities. Engineering of dust control devices is a challenging problem as dust characteristics vary within wide ranges. The dust monitoring devices are designed based on different methods of air dust content measurement. This article gives a review of the air dustiness measurement methods, with their advantages and disadvantages identified. The common methods of dust content measurement in mine air are the optical techniques which are deficient for the metering accuracy. The emphasis is laid on the radioisotope technique of dust concentration determination using soft beta particles. The disadvantages of the current domestic devices meant for metering dust content of mine air include high measurement errors, which necessitates improvement of the existing equipment and engineering of new devices based on different principles.

Keywords: aerology, ventilation, coal dust, dust content, dust explosion safety, mine, control sensors, methods for measuring dust content.
For citation:

Kudryashov V. V. , Kobylkin A. S. Mine air dustiness measurement techniques: Review. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2021;(10-1):29—44. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_101_0_29.


Issue number: 10
Year: 2021
Page number: 29-44
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.807
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2021_101_0_29
Article receipt date: 30.06.2021
Date of review receipt: 23.08.2021
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.09.2021
About authors:

Kudryashov V. V.1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), professor, leading researcher lab. 2.3, kudr_ipkon@mail.ru;
Kobylkin A. S.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), senior researcher of the laboratory 2.3, aleksandr@ kobylkin.ru;
1 IPCON RAS, Moscow, Russia.


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