Diesel Particulate in Mines – Current Knowledge and Solutions

Publication Type: 
Conference Proceedings
Topic: 
General Safety
Mine Ventilation
Sector: 
Language: 
English
The diesel engine is the workhorse used in almost every heavy-duty mobile equipment application. In mining, diesel-powered production equipment of ever-increasing size offers mine operators the power, reliability and flexibility needed to maintain high levels of productivity. 
 
The overall toxicity of several diesel exhaust components is well documented and regulated. Ongoing developments in electronic engine controls have led to dramatic reductions in diesel emissions and improved fuel economy but the health concerns associated with these emissions remain.