Atmospheric Fogging in Underground Mine Airways
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.
S. Gillies and M. A. Schimmelpfennig, "Atmospheric Fogging in Underground Mine Airways," Mining Engineering., Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME), Apr 1983.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Utah State Office of Education
Keywords and Phrases
Atmospheric Fogging; Underground Mine Airways
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