The Use of a Portable Aerosol Counting System to Characterize Dust Clouds and Evaluate Control Methods in Underground Metal Mines
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1988
Particulate control is a major concern in underground mining and the subject of continuing research world wide. In Canada the federal government's Mining Research Laboratory at EIIiot Lake, Ontario, has been using two aerosol counters to aid its investigations. Specific studies with the units include: a) evaluating total and elemental size efficiencies of dust filtration units: b) characterizing the dust particulate cloud from different mining operations: and c) determining dust transportation characteristics.