Title

Atmospheric Fogging in Underground Mine Airways

Abstract

Loss of visibility due to the occurrence of atmospheric fogging in underground mine airways can lead to longer travel times and loss of production efficiency, an increase in the frequency of vehicular and foot traffic accidents and difficulty in checking rock surfaces for instability and loose material. Where hot and humid surface air meets colder underground air, conditions for fog formation may be present. Further, suspended particulate matter from diesel exhausts or stoping operations together with slow movement of air along passageways may contribute to formation. This study describes an investigation being undertaken with the cooperation of Kennecott's Ozark Lead Co. To identify causes of the problem.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Utah State Office of Education

Keywords and Phrases

Atmospheric Fogging; Underground Mine Airways

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1983 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), All rights reserved.

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