Integrated research of gas environment in mines

The article presents an approach to the integrated research of the gas environment in underground mines. The lab-scale testing and field research procedures are described. The field research includes mine gas survey, local measurement of gas emission of self-propelling diesel machines, gas emission measurement in blasting and at storages of broken rocks, combustion gas emission measurement in underground boreholes, as well as in situ sampling. The lab-scale tests determine gas composition of mine air samples, analyze content of occluded gases in rocks, and analyze chromatography of free and occluded gases in rock samples. It is recommended to use both the field and lab test data in parametrization of ventilation network models and in the mathematical modeling of gas–air mixture flow in underground roadways. The proposed integrated approach to the gas environment investigation in operating mines can help improve the quality and practical value of the reports on composition, scale, location and nature of gas emissions in underground mines.

Keywords: mine, gas environment, gas content of rocks, field research, lab-scale testing, ventilation network, gas concentration, gas emission.
For citation:

Parshakov O. S., Zaitsev A. V., Nesterov E. A., Andreyko S. S. Integrated research of gas environment in mines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(2):5-29. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_2_0_5.


The study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, State Contract No. 075-03-2021-374 dated 29 December 2020 (Project Nos. 121111800053-1, 122012000396-6).

Issue number: 2
Year: 2023
Page number: 5-29
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.41
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_2_0_5
Article receipt date: 03.10.2022
Date of review receipt: 12.12.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.01.2023
About authors:

O.S. Parshakov1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Researcher, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5545-442X,
A.V. Zaitsev1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Head of Sector, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2314-0482,
E.A. Nesterov1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Researcher, e-mail:,
S.S. Andreyko1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Head of Laboratory, e-mail:,
1 Mining Institute of Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 614007, Perm, Russia.


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