Masters Theses

Abstract

"Mine operators in the Menominee iron range have become aware of the need for adequate ventilation to reduce the amount of dangerous dust in the air. Dust-excluding respirators and water sprays are used but it is apparent that the prevalence of diseases caused by dust will be appreciably reduced only if an adequate amount of fresh air reaches the working places. During the past five years the necessity for direct control of the underground working environment has become particularly urgent. The increase in production rate, with two-shift and three-shift operation replacing the single shift, has complicated the problem of dealing with excessive concentrations of blasting fumes and gases, heat, and oxygen deficiency. The objects of the study described below were: To determine to quantity and quality of air reaching the working places. To determine the amount of heat flowing into the mine air and to ascertain the importance of each source of heat. To ascertain the most economic method of increasing the amount of fresh air reaching the working places. The field work was carried out between December 22, 1947 and January 1, 1948"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Forrester, James Donald, 1906-1979

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Sponsor(s)

M. A. Hanna Company

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1948

Pagination

v, 50 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-43).

Geographic Coverage

Menominee County (Mich.)

Rights

© 1948 Thomas Alan O'Hara, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Air -- Purification
Iron mines and mining -- Michigan -- Menominee County
Mine ventilation

Thesis Number

T 792

Print OCLC #

5975857

Electronic OCLC #

703286018

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