first_imgThe 12th North American Mine Ventilation Symposium will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, US, June 9-11, 2008 – The deadline for paper abstracts (300-word limit)is August 1, 2007 In addition to topics listed below, authors are encouraged to submit papers for the 2008 symposium specific to the newly implemented Miner’s Act and the control of Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). Papers discussing the Miner’s Act can include the latest information on mine seals and the use of belt air in coal mine ventilation. In addition, papers concerning fire studies or simulations related to coal operations are encouraged. For metal/non-metal mine operations, the final DPM standard is scheduled to take effect in May 2008. For the symposium, papers discussing the success and failure of various DPM control strategies are encouraged (e.g. bio-fuels, exhaust filters, enhanced ventilation, etc.) TOPICS1. Ventilation Planning (Case Studies) 2. Ventilation Survey Techniques 3. Diesel Emissions Control and Measurement 4. Occupational Health (Mine Dusts, etc.) 5. Heat and Humidity 6. Mine Fires and Emergency Response Planning 7. Mine Stoppings and Seals 8. Coalbed/Coal Mine Ventilation 9. Numerical Modeling 10. Ventilation Economics 11. Ventilation Monitoring and Control 12. Mine Gases 13. Mine Fans 14. Leakage and Gob Flows 15. Ventilation Education 16. Road and Rail Tunnel Ventilation Planning and Design Keith G. Wallace Mine Ventilation Services, Inc. 4946 E. Yale Ave., Suite 103 Fresno, CA 93727 USA (559) 452-0182 Fax: (559) 452-0184 Email [email protected]last_img

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