Masters Theses


"The deleterious effect on human beings of dust in mine air is well-known. It is the duty of engineers, therefore, to take measures to eliminate it. It is now definitely established that of all the various types of dust encountered in mine air, silica dust is the most harmful. This dust, if inhaled over a period of time, causes the disease, silicosis, which in most countries is compensated for as a physical disability. The prevention of alleviation of this scourge is analyzed in three broad aspects: 1. If the mine air is as clean as outside atmospheric air, silicosis will not be contracted. Therefore, it follows that mine air should be purified to a state comparable with air found on the surface. 2. If the mine air cannot be purified sufficiently, the men should be adequately protected or removed to prevent exposure to conditions leading to silicosis. 3. If a person contracts silicosis, he must be taken care of, and either cured or adequately compensated for his physical disability. This investigation is an attempt to show the effect of auxiliary ventilation on the control of dust in mines and also to review the second and third points listed above, showing how the phases of the problem, namely, prevention, and cure and economic aspects, are being handled in various mining countries"--Introduction, page 1-2.


Forrester, James Donald, 1906-1979


Mining Engineering

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M.S. in Mining Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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iii, 33 pages, 2 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 50-51).


© 1948 Mathuramuthoo Subramanyam, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Air quality management
Mine dusts
Mineral industries -- Dust control

Thesis Number

T 790

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