SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Selection of Main Mechanical Ventilators for Underground Coal Mines

A Case Study

Authors: Jha, Ajay Kumar

  • Summarizes technical information on the strategic importance of selecting suitable techno-commercial main mechanical ventilators for coal mines
  • Provides a user friendly computer program to help any practicing engineer, mine operator, regulator or researcher
  • Details computer programs to seek wider dissemination of the developed code among practicing mining engineers, regulators, researchers and mine operators
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This book provides information on proper underground mine ventilation in order to detail its importance in maintaining safe, productive, healthy and effective underground environments at all times for employees. The text covers correct design, implementation and maintenance of mine ventilation through suitable fan installation, and keeps in mind the economic requirements of undertaking safe procedures and implementations to ensure that ventilation is optimal. 
Through three main goals, the book addresses the need for proper fan ventilation in the potentially hazardous conditions of an underground mine. The first goal is to summarize and update the technical information on the strategic importance of selecting suitable techno-commercial main mechanical ventilators for a coal mine. The second goal is to provide a user friendly computer program to help any practicing engineers, mine operators, regulators and researchers in choosing the main mechanical ventilators. Factors in this selection process include environmental requirements, regulatory conditions, occupational health related issues, and cost. The third goal is to provide applications for computer programs meant to determine proper selection and implementation of the main mechanical ventilators. The text is geared towards teachers, researchers, policy makers, environmental organizations and mine operators who wish to teach about or implement the best possible ventilation systems for the health and safety of mine workers.

About the authors

Ajay Kumar Jha is working as Vice President and Head of International Centre of Excellence, Mining Technology, EMIL, Aditya Birla group. He also serves as member of commission on rock dynamics, International Society of Rock Mechanics. He has previously worked in Coal India Limited for twenty three  years and worked in Indian institute of Technology, Kharagpur for more than one year in Department of Mining Engineering.

 His research interest is primarily in Rock Fragmentation, Ventilation, Blasting & Explosive Engineering, Demolition, Implementation of Numerical modeling and Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Mining. 

He has published 40 papers, 5 applied research projects funded by Government of India as Project leader and completed work on two books. He serves as an editor for Vistotak journal. He has also been awarded Coal India Technical Excellence in 2012 for his valued contribution to company. He has two patents on his name as key patenter.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Importance and Characteristics of Main Mechanical Ventilator

    Jha, Ajay Kumar

    Pages 1-5

  • Ventilation Network Analysis

    Jha, Ajay Kumar

    Pages 7-15

  • Method of Selection of Main Mechanical Ventilator

    Jha, Ajay Kumar

    Pages 17-23

  • Possible Ways for Reducing the Ventilation Cost

    Jha, Ajay Kumar

    Pages 25-41

  • Computer Program for Fan Selection

    Jha, Ajay Kumar

    Pages 43-48

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56859-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56858-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selection of Main Mechanical Ventilators for Underground Coal Mines
Book Subtitle
A Case Study
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56859-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56859-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-56858-4
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 88
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 illustrations in colour
Topics