COURSE SYLLABUS

FUNDAMENTALS of INDUSTRIAL DUST and CONTROL

JUNE, 2016

Instructor: Jianwei Cheng, Ph.D. E.I.T.

Email: Cheng.Jianwei@cumt.edu.cn

Office: A509, Mining Science Center, Nanhu Campus, CUMT

Cell phone: 189-5211-0121

Lectures: Teaching building 1-B202

T/T/F 10:15AM~12:00PM

OBJECTIVES:

1) To provide theoretical knowledge on dust in any surface and underground industrial engineering, including: definition; healthy considerations; explosion characteristics, etc.

2) To review the historical and engineering basis of dust protection codes and standards and current practices applicable to these issues. 

3) To provide a scenario-based engineering framework for evaluating industrial dust  and explosion hazards and determining appropriate protection measures.

4) To apply these engineering principles to generic industrial dust protection issues such as water spray, surfactant, seal, and optimized separation (plant layout)

REQUIRED TEXTS:

√Theory of Coal Mine Dust and Control (in Chinese), by Shengqiang Yang, et al., CUMT press, 2010

 Best Practice for Dust Control in Coal Mining, by Jay F. Colinet, et al., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Healthy (NIOSH), IC 9517, 2010

Best Practice for Dust Control in Metal/ Nonmetal Mining, by Jay F. Colinet, et al., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Healthy (NIOSH), IC 9521, 2010

Dust Control Handbook for Industrial Minerals Mining and Processing, by Andrew B. Cecala, et al., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Healthy (NIOSH), IR 9689, 2012

Distributed Research Report and Papers.


ADDITIONAL READINGS:

R. Zalosh, Industrial Fire Protection Engineering, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2003

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, NFPA, SFPE, 3nd Edition 2002.

Lees Loss Prevention Handbook, 2nd or 3rd edition.

Selected Factory Mutual Loss Prevention Data Sheets www.fmglobaldatasheets.com.

Various journal articles to be specified each class

Videos on dust and dust control on internet websites


GRADING POLICY:

35% Homework

1. A total of 2 homework assignments will be assigned in the class

1 personal writing (20%) / 1 group report (15%)

The assignments will be graded based on :

o Understanding of the topic, novelty ideas and reasonable writing -- 80%

o Effort -- 20%  


20Class Quiz (Midterm)

1. 4 (each 5%) quiz is scheduled and the dates of quiz are random.


45% Final

1. The date of Final exam will be notified on the last classroom meeting.


Submission Guidelines

All students should submit their HW, quiz and final using the following format:

1. All pages should be numbered. All pages should have student name on header.


Letter Grade

The scores from your HW, midterm, and final will be totaled.

You will get:

if ≥88%

if you get 74% to 88%

if you get 60% to 73%

D if less than 60%


Office Hours

Office Hours of Instructor: M-F: 9:00AM~5:00PM or by appointment


Students with Disabilities:


If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you have medical information to discuss, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE


Day

#

Topic

Time in classroom

(hrs)

1

Introduction

1.1 What is Dust?

1.2 Dust classification

1.3 Dust properties

2

2

2 Dust and Healthy

2.1 Silicosis

2.2 Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP)

2.3 Diagnosis and treatment

2.4 Air pollution in atmosphere

2

3

3 Dust sampling and quantifying

3.1 Respirable dust samplers used in mining

3.2 Sampling strategies

2

4

4 Dust explosion and prevention

4.1 Explosion fundamentals 

4.2 Coal dust combustion and explosion

4.3 Prevention practices and technologies 

2

5

5 Dust control in surface process industries

5.1 Basics of dust collector systems

5.2 Airflow and dust control

5.3 Exhaust systems design

2

6

6 Dust control in underground coal mining (1)- Longwall

6.1 Dust distribution in mines

6.2 Control in mine tunnels

6.3 Control in working/development face

6.4 Control in underground coal transportation

2

7

7 Dust control in underground coal mining (2)- R&P

7.1 Continuous Miner dust control

7.2 Ventilation Control

7.3 Dust control in roof  bolter

7.4 Others practices 

2

8

Group Reporting and discussion

2

9

8 Dust control in underground stone and metal/non-metal mining

8.1 Crushing facilities

8.2 Production shots

8.3 Mucking operation

8.4 Drilling

2

10

9 Dust control in minerals mining and processing (1)

9.1 Wet spray systems

9.2 Drilling and blasting 

9.3 Crushing milling and screening

2

11

10 Dust control in minerals mining and processing (2)

10.1 Haul Roads, stockpiles and open area

10.2 Bulk loading

10.3 Secondary Sources

10.4 Conveying

2

12

11 Dust control in surface mining

11.1 Drill dust collections

11.2 Cab filtration system

11.3 Haulage road dust control

11.4 Hopper dump control

Course review and discussion

2

* Additional reading material will be assigned during the class as well

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