Nair, P.K. and Sinha, J.K. (1987) Dust control at deep hole drilling for open pit mines - development of a dust arrestor. Journal of Mines, Metals & Fuels, 35 (8). pp. 360-364. ISSN 0022-2755

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Large diameter (60 mm-250 mm) deep holes (5-10 m or more) are drilled in opencast mine for bench blasting. This produces huge quantities of fine dust. This dust gets dispersed in mine atmosphere and its neighbouring places by natural ventilation. The mine dust is a potential hazard in many ways. The existing dust control devices are inadequate, and hence rarely seen in operation in mines. Besides they are costly, heavy and unwieldy. They also affect rate of drilling adversely. The “dust arrestor” designed and developed by Central Mining Research Station, Dhanbad is novel in concept and execution. The device is small, portable and cheap, yet robust and efficient. During test trials, an efficiency of over 99% for total dust, and 95 to 98% for respirable dust had been achieved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 07:24
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 07:24

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