Welcome

In order to stimulate and exchange academic ideas, present recent achievements, explore potential issues and collaborations and promote the development of dust and occupational health related science and technologies, this year we will host the 1st International Symposium on Mine Dust and Aerosol Research on Nov 15 and 16 in a virtual mode at Pennsylvania State University. Our goal is that everyone, everywhere can connect together as one community.

During mineral extraction, transport, and processing in underground and surface mining operations, significant amount of airborne respirable dust can be generated and released to the working space. Chronic exposure to this dust puts miners at risk for various lung diseases, including pneumoconiosis, emphysema, silicosis, and chronic bronchitis. Apart from miners’ lung disease, the dust also potentially increases the risk of mining explosions, recognized as one of the most severe hazards in underground mining. Tremendous global effortsare underway to reduce respiratory diseases in miners, targeting reductions in occupational illnesses. Since most of these lung diseases cannot be cured, the key to occupational respirable disease prevention is to effectively reduce dust exposure.

To achieve this objective, existing dust control technologies should be refined, and innovative dust control technologies must to be explored, developed, and ultimately implemented. Newly emerged and advanced technologies have been widely researched to investigate, monitor, identify, characterize, and capture the dust from large-scale dispersion to invisible nano-scale transmission. Advanced and effective mine dust control technologies are expected to be consistent with the fundamental dust-lung interaction processes that potentially lead to miners’ disability. Mine dust research, understood from nanoscale upward, covers a wide range of topics including: (1) multiscale mine dust characterization; (2) control of dust generation; (3) dust toxicity and dust-lung interactions; (4) dilution, dispersion and collection of dust in the in situ mine environment; (5) intrinsic relationship of geology, hydrology, and mining technology to dust generation and transport; (6) and mine equipment emitted particulates, diesel particulates and others.

Abstracts highly rated by the Scientific Committee, will be invited to prepare full papers to be published in special issues in the International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

 https://www.springer.com/journal/40789

Dates                       Location

Nov 15-16, 2021               Virtual, Pennsylvania State University

Organization

Organized by:

  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

Committees

  • Shimin Liu  The Pennsylvania State University
  • Liang Yuan  Academician, Anhui University of Science and Technology
  • Qingguo Yao  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Weimin Cheng  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Fubao Zhou  China University of Mining and Technology
  • Shuancheng Zhu  Publishing & Media Group of China Coal Research Institute
  • Barbara Arnold  Penn State University
  • Sekhar Bhattacharyya  Penn State University
  • Mohammad Rezaee  Penn State University
  • Long Fan  The Pennsylvania State University
  • Pedram Roghanchi  The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Gang Wang  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Wanjie Wang  International Journal of Coal Science & Technology
  • Hongze Zhao  China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing
  • Ang Liu  The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bingyou Jiang  Anhui University of Science and Technology
  • Sheng Xue  Anhui University of Science and Technology
  • Tingxiang Ren  University of Wollongong
  • Botao Qin  China University of Mining and Technology
  • Longzhe Jin  University of Science and Technology Beijing
  • Weihong Chen  Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Haiqiao Wang   Hunan University of Science and Technology
  • Agus Sasmito  McGill University
  • Xiangjun Meng  Shandong Energy Group Co., Ltd.
  • Guang Xu  Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Yansong Zhang  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Lianjun Chen  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Bin Wang  Sinosteel Maanshan General Institute of Mining Research Co., Ltd.
  • Dewen Li  Chongqing Research Institute, China Coal Technology & Engineering Group
  • Hua Shao  Shandong Academy of Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine
  • Gang Zhou  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Hetang Wang  China University of Mining & Technology
  • Xiangming Hu  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Wen Nie  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Sai Tao  International Journal of Coal Science & Technology
  • Haiming Yu  Shandong University of Science and Technology
  • Qiming Huang  Shandong University of Science and Technology

Co-organized by:

  • China University of Mining and Technology
  • Anhui University of Science and Technology
  • University of Wollongong
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • University of New Mexico