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Faculty of Mining, Safety Engineering and Industrial Automation - Technological / Research offer 

 

Within the Department of Safety Engineering (RG 3), both teams: the Organization and Economy of Mining Team and the Safety Engineering Team present their own technological and research offer for the industry.

Offer of the Organization and Economy of Mining Team:

·        Construction of simulation models in the field of strategical management of manufacturing companies.

·        Building forecasting models in the area of macroeconomic factors affecting the hard coal market.

·        Analysis and evaluation of market indicators in the area of energy resources.

·        Macro- and microeconomic analysis in the area of corporate social responsibility.

·        Diagnosis of production processes in relation to Cleaner Production (CP).

·        Organization of production processes in mining enterprises.

·        Process' cost accounting in mining enterprises.

·        Study on production processes in mining enterprises.

·        Building logistic chains in manufacturing companies, including mining ones.

·        Financial and sensitivity analysis of economic indicators of enterprises.

·        Evaluation and construction of internal and external communication systems in an enterprise.

·        Study of employees' attitudes to safety culture in mining enterprises.

·        Diagnosis and development of motivation tools in human resources management.

·        Analysis and evaluation of factors that build the organizational culture of enterprises.

·        Analysis and assessment of the impact of teamwork on effectiveness and economic efficiency of enterprises.

 

The Team has at its disposal the following calculation programs:

Programs for statistical and econometric calculations:

·        STATISTICA – STAT SOFT Poland

·        KOREL – calculation of the full correlation matrix

·        OPTF – determining the optimum function by correlation coefficients

·        REGR – calculation of linear regression parameters

·        REGF – calculation of linear regression parameters with choice of function form.

·        PROGN – Regression analysis and forecast by extrapolation of regression functions.

·        PBME – program for making econometric models.

·        TAKS – Discrimination of a set of objects to similar subsets – method for stochastic taxonomy

·        WAGI – Determining factors of relative importance – method of expert group evaluation.

·        MDS – meter for dynamics of work load structure

·        MRGOS – Measure of economic development.

·        NORMT – Testing the normality of decomposition.

·        CPM – Analysis of activity network – CPM algorithm.

·        PERT – Analysis of activity network – PERT method.

·        GZLW – Program for grouping random variables using Fisher’s test.

·        MDYST – Calculation of distance matrix.

·        TBLST – Printing statistic tables: Student’s test, Chi-square test, Critical R.

·        MDYSP – Calculating dispersion measures.

·        WZKOR – Drawing compound “y” correlation graph: yest=f(x).

Programs for mining companies:

·        ANSYS FLUENT – program allows to conduct research related to fluid flows (liquids, gases) and related processes of combustion, explosion, radiation.

·        DSE – Selection of operating systems.

·        WPS – Calculation of walls' production results.

·        DOBKOMSC – Selection of wall complexes’ sets.

·        DOBSPWEG – Selection of wall complexes’ equipment in coal mine corridors.

·        DOBSPKAM – Selection of wall complexes’ equipment in stone corridors.

 

Offer of the Safety Engineering Team:

·        Building simulation models in the area of occupational safety management.

·        Building forecasting models in the area of safety management.

·        Determining indicators for identification of critical structures in selected objects.

·        Crisis management – identification of factors and building procedures.

·        Research on accident causes.

·        Analysis and assessment of occupational disease causes in mining companies.

·        Research on natural death causes among employees of mining companies.

·        Analysis of legal system in the field of health and safety at work.

·        Ergonomic study of conditions and workstations with regard to the scope of accidents in enterprises.

 

The Team has at its disposal an ergonomic laboratory, equipped with:

·         Piórkowski’s apparatus,

·         cross apparatus,

·         stereometer,

·         response time meter,

·         darkroom with Landolt ring,

·         Poppelreuter’s boards.

 

Technological and research offer of the Department of Mining (RG 5) is divided among its five Teams.

Mining, Ventilation and Mining Geophysics Team’s research offer includes:

  • Design of mining exploitation systems
  • Design of mining exploitation under inhabited areas
  • Design of mining exploitation in presence of hazardous conditions (including rock bursts and methane hazard)
  • Forecast and evaluation of seismic and rock burst hazards
  • Spatial localization of rock crumps and determining seismological parameters of the rock mass
  • Evaluation of rock bursts impact on the surface constructions
  • Optimization of geometry of the seismometers network in coal, copper mines and in open pits
  • Forecast of the influence of mining exploitation on protected constructions at the surface
  • Numerical modelling of processes occuring in the rock mass under influence of mining activities
  • Development of short-term methane concentration forecast and computing of methane emission rate to a longwall district
  • Design of ventilation and air conditioning for mines, tunnels and other underground constructions
  • Optimization and regulation of mine ventilation network
  • Fighting fires in the mines, tunnels, underground structures and post-mining waste storages
  • Mitigation of gas hazards above abandoned mines
  • Design of fire ventilation system for an underground construction (tunel, garage, parking, etc.)

Contact person: Paweł Wrona, PhD, pawel.wrona@polsl.pl

 

Extractive Technologies and Waste Management Team’s research offer includes:

  • Design of gravitational hydraulic transport systems for volatile ash, waste rocks, flotation tailings, and other kinds of solid materials in a form of hydraulic mixtures,
  • Design and optimisation of underground hydraulic transport pipeline networks,
  • Design of complex projects of liquidation of mine shafts and any kind of underground works,
  • Laboratory measurements of chemical-physical properties of waste considered as fill material in underground technologies of void filling,
  • Design and optimization of solidifying mixtures for use in underground fill operations,
  • Rheological property measurements with use of rotational rheometry and pipe loop,
  • Simulation of flow in liquids and fine grained mixtures in a pipe loop,
  • Complex testing of materials for hydraulic and stabilized backfills in accordance with Polish Standards PN-G-11010:1939 i PN-G/11011:1998,
  • Design of filling shallow voids and surface protection in terms of sinkholes,
  • Design of classical hydraulic backfill technologies,
  • Design of stabilised backfill systems,
  • Design of voids filling in caving mining systems

Contact person: Grzegorz Strozik, PhD, grzegorz.strozik@polsl.pl

 

Mineral Processing and Clean Coal Technologies Team's research and technological offer includes:

  • Collection of fine grained waste and geological samples in disturbed form,
  • Collection of groundwater and landfill leachate,
  • Installation of piezometers,
  • Analysis of chemical composition of soil, wasteproducts and trace elements,
  • Spectrometric analysis of 224Ra, 226Ra, 228Ra, 40K radionuclides,
  • Analysis of basic quality parameters of coal (proximate coal analysis),
  • Sink-float tests, washability curves,
  • Particle size distribution analysis,
  • Crushing, milling, classification and upgrade studies,
  • Analysis of water extraction of waste – the washability test,
  • Analysis of type and concentration of chemicals present in sewage, leachate from landfills, groundwater, etc.,
  • Modelling in the groundwater treatment filter column,
  • Design of the protection and cleaning of soil and water environment,
  • Expertise on the impact of installation on the environment,
  • Study of high-pressure sorption of gases on microporous sorbents (coals, shales, activated carbons, mineral adsorbents),
  • Study of gas permeability of rock samples,
  • Study of swelling of coals and other rocks, subject to sorption of gases.

Contact person: Tomasz Suponik, PhD, DSc, tomasz.suponik@polsl.pl

 

Geodesy and Mining Area Protection Team as well as Cartography and Spatial Information Systems Team conducts research in the fields of science including:

·        Digital mapping and spatial information technology, numerical modelling of terrain and deposits, development and use of GIS databases in mining and geology research – contact: Professor Violetta Sokola-Szewiola, PhD, DSc, violetta.sokola-szewiola@polsl.pl, Marian Poniewiera, PhD, marian.poniewiera@polsl.pl,

·        Study, interpretation, evaluation and mapping of reservoir parameters – contact: Professor Violetta Sokola-Szewiola, PhD, DSc, violetta.sokola-szewiola@polsl.pl,

·        Improvement of measurement methodology and geodetic calculations related to the protection of surfaces and objects from the effects of mining exploitation – contact: Ryszard Mielimąka, PhD, DSc, ryszard.mielimaka@polsl.pl,

·        Methods of forecasting deformations of mining and rocky terrain using computer techniques – contact: Ryszard Mielimąka, PhD, DSc, ryszard.mielimaka@polsl.pl,

·        Measurement and analysis of rock and mining deformation to improve deformation modelling methods – contact: Professor Jan Białek, PhD, DSc, jan.bialek@polsl.pl, Ryszard Mielimąka, PhD, DSc, ryszard.mielimaka@polsl.pl,

·        Study of relations between mining deformations and damage to objects - contact: Ryszard Mielimąka, PhD, DSc, ryszard.mielimaka@polsl.pl, Professor Violetta Sokola-Szewiola, PhD, DSc, violetta.sokola-szewiola@polsl.pl,

·        Study and modelling of ground displacement in mining areas of exploitation in terms of seismic hazard – contact: Professor Violetta Sokola-Szewiola, PhD, DSc, violetta.sokola-szewiola@polsl.pl,

 

Mining, Processing and Waste Management Technologies Team’s technological offer includes:

·        Optimization of installation for backfilling, sealing of canals and underground storage of waste.

·        Selection of mixtures for sealing and backfill workings.

·        Developing technology for isolation and filling of voids in mine decommissioning processes.

·        Technical and technological assessment of mineral and energy resources.

·        Collection of fine grained waste and geological samples in disturbed form.

·        Collection of groundwater and landfill leachate.

·        Installation of piezometers.

·        Analysis of chemical composition of soil and wastes.

·        Analysis of chemical composition of waste and trace elements.

·        Spectrometric analysis of 224Ra, 226Ra, 228Ra, 40K radionuclides.

·        Analysis of basic quality parameters of coal.

·        Analysis of water extraction of waste – the washability test.

·        Analysis of type and concentration of chemicals present in sewage, leachate from landfills, groundwater, etc.

·        Modelling in the groundwater treatment filter column.

·        Designing the protection and cleaning of soil and water environment.

·        Expertise on the impact of installation on the environment.

·        Study of high-pressure sorption of gases on microporous sorbents.

·        Study of gas permeability of rock samples.

·        Study of swelling of coals and other rocks, subjected to sorption of gases.

 

Mining, Aerology and Mining Geophysics Team’s technological offer includes:

·        Design of mining exploitation systems and exploitation under objects.

·        Design of exploitation of resources in hazardous conditions involving rock burst and methane.

·        Forecast and evaluation of seismic hazards and rock burst.

·        Spatial location of shocks and seismological parameters of the rock mass.

·        Evaluation of shock impact on elements of surface building area.

·        Optimization of geometry of the network of seismometers in coal, copper ore and opencast mines.

·        Use of computerized methods of forecasting impact of exploitation on protected objects and numerical modelling of processes occurring in the rock mass under influence of mining activities.

·        Development of short-term methane concentration forecasts and methanality of wall areas.

·        Design of ventilation and air conditioning for mines, tunnels and other underground constructions.

·         Adjustment of mine ventilation networks.

·        Fighting fires in mines, tunnels, underground structures and post-mining waste landfills.

·        Combating gas threat in the area of liquidated mines.

 

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