Methods of sampling in atmospheric air monitoring at sanitary protection zone boundary of mines

The mineral mining facilities exert an adverse effect on the environment, including atmospheric air, within the whole period of performance. In accordance with the legal documents available for such impact sources, the sanitary protection zones should be established to reduce the influence of the mining facilities on the human habitation areas down to the hygienic standards set for the atmospheric air quality. Moreover, the periodic control over the test environmental object quality is required at the boundary of the sanitary protection zones. The control over chemical pollution of atmospheric air with measurement of concentrations of the priority pollutants on analytical equipment includes preliminary sampling. Gas sampling uses various tools: absorption and detector tubes, absorption vessels, cold traps, bulb pipettes, vacuum cans, etc. Most of these tools have disadvantages and meet incompletely the set objectives of the chemical pollution control of air at the boundary of a sanitary protection zone. The authors propose a facility for sampling, transportation and storage of atmospheric air. The performance specifications of this facility allow extending durability of sampling tools, reducing probability of sample loss in transportation and prolonging pollutant-containment time.

Keywords: sanitary protection zone, mineral sector, control, chemical pollution, atmospheric air, sampling, pollutant, sampling tool.
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Volkodaeva M. V., Volodina Ya. A. Methods of sampling in atmospheric air monitoring at sanitary protection zone boundary of mines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(3):72-82. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_3_0_72.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2023
Page number: 72-82
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.064
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_3_0_72
Article receipt date: 27.09.2022
Date of review receipt: 28.01.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.02.2023
About authors:

M.V. Volkodaeva1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0463-1622,
Ya.A. Volodina1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7197-0854,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Saint-Petersburg, 199106, Russia.


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Ya.A. Volodina, e-mail:


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