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--------------------------------------------------------------------1. GENERAL
1.1 TITLE:: UNDERGROUND MINE ENVIRONMENT
1.2 *COURSE NUMBER (if known):: DC.MN 221.15
1.3 CREDITS:: 11, (L-T-P: 3-0-2)
1.4 SEMESTER-OFFERED:: IV Semester
1.5 PRE-REQUISITES:: None
1.6 COURSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS :: Prof. N.C.Karmakar & Dr. A.Kumar
2. OBJECTIVES:: Objective of the course is to disseminate the knowledge of the
basics of the subject to the students. Students will understand the fundamentals
of the subject and its application in mining of coal and mineral deposits.
3. COURSE TOPICS::
Mine Gases:
Mine gases - occurrences, properties, physiological effects, detection, sampling
, analysis, monitoring. Methane layering. Methane drainage. Flame safety lamp
co
nstruction, maintenance, gas testing.
Heat and Humidity:
Sources and effects of heat and humidity in mines. Cooling power of mine air psy
chrometry, Kata thermometer, effective temperature. Basics of air conditioning.
Airflow in Mine Workings:
State of airflow. Square law of mine ventilation. Mine characteristic. Frictiona
l and shock losses. Equivalent orifice. Combination of resistances. Ventilation
control devices. Splitting of air current.
Natural Ventilation:
Causes. Effects of seasonal variation. Calculation of NVP.
Main Mechanical Ventilation:
Centrifugal and axial flow fans
construction, pressure development, characterist
ic curves, series and parallel operations. Forcing versus exhaust ventilation. F
an drift, evasee, diffuser. Reversal of airflow.
Auxiliary and Booster Ventilation:
Auxiliary ventilation by brattice. Auxiliary fans and installation. Booster fans
, installation, Pressure gradient diagram, positioning.
Ventilation Planning:
Classification of ventilation systems
central & boundary, homotropal & antitropa
l, ascensional & descensional. Desirable features of ventilation planning. Vent
ilation layout for mining coal and ore deposits. Principles for calculation of a
ir quantity and pressure requirements.
Ventilation Survey:
Ventilation survey purpose, instrumentation, procedure and data tabulation. Vent
ilation Plans.

Mine Illumination:
Cap lamps. Lamp room layout and organization. Underground lighting from mains. I
llumination standards. Illumination survey.

4. READINGS
4.1 TEXTBOOKS::
1.
G.B. Mishra, Mine Ventilation and Environment, OUP India
2.
S.P. Banerjee, Mine Ventilation, Lovely Prakashan
3.
V.S. Vutukuri and R.D. Lama, Environmental Engineering in Mines, cambrid
ge University Press
4.
Howard L. Hartman, Mine Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Wiley-Blackwel
l; 3rd Edition
5.
N. C. Karmakar, Handbook of Gas Testing, Lovely Prakashan
4.2 *REFERENCE BOOKS::
1.
2.
3.

A. Roberts, Mine Ventilation, Cleaver-Hume; 1st Edition


A. Skochinsky and V. Komarov, Mine Ventilation, MIR Publisher
M. Sengupta, Mine Environment Engineering, Vol.- II, CRC Press

5. OTHER SESSIONS
5.1 *TUTORIALS::
5.2 *LABORATORY:: Based on theory
5.3 *PROJECT::
6. ASSESSMENT (indicative only)
6.1 HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beginning
of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.2 QUIZZES-HA:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.3 PERIODICAL EXAMS:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in t
he beginning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.4 *PROJECT:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the begin
ning of the classes as per the UG Manual
6.5 FINAL EXAM:: [xx% GRADE] to be declared by the concern instructor in the beg
inning of the classes as per the UG Manual
7. OUTCOME OF THE COURSE:: Students will understand the basic of mine environmen
t. They will acquire knowledge for monitoring of harmful and dangerous gases, du
st etc. They will also have the knowledge to plan the mine ventilation to provid
e comfortable work environment and meet the requirement of the act.
8. *EXPECTED ENROLLMENT FOR THE COURSE::
9. *DEPARTMENTS OTHER THAN YOUR OWN TO WHICH THIS COURSE WOULD BE OF INTEREST::
10. *ANY OTHER REMARKS::
DATED::______________________

PROPOSER SIGNATURE::___________________
PROPOSER NAME::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::_________________

DATED::______________________

DUGC CONVENOR::________________________
NAME OF DEPT/SCHOOL::__________________

DUGC Convenor to send the course proposal to all faculty,and also to Chairman,SU
GC.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Approved/Not Approved
DATED::_____________________

Chairman, SUGC::________________________