Call for ventilation knowledge

The 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.)


1. 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]