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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 9, September 2017 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Mapping For Literature, Conceptual And Theoretical Framework And Methodology: Case Of Hot Deep Mining Ventilation Engineering Evaluation And Design

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AUTHOR(S)

Peter M. Lukonde, Peter R. K. Chileshe

 

KEYWORDS

conceptual and theoretical framework mapping, Literature mapping, methodology and implementation mapping, mine ventilation, mine ventilation engineering, ventilation design

 

ABSTRACT

The paper reports the layout of a mapping process for literature, theoretical and conceptual framework and methodology for mining ventilation engineering evaluation, design and methodology for a hot deep mine. The purpose of mine ventilation is to provide suitable environmental conditions in working places that promote comfort and efficiency as well as the safety and health of underground personnel. The objectives addressed in this paper include: (a) evaluation of a current mine ventilation system for a hot deep-level mine, taking into account the existing ventilation system infrastructure, for building of a mine ventilation baseline parametric database for subsequent end of life mine ventilation design; and (b) design of the extension end of mine life ventilation system taking into account increased production, high geothermic gradient and subsequent increase in depth of mining. The methodology used in evaluating an existing underground mine ventilation system and designing the extension end of mine life ventilation system employed three stages: (i) Literature mapping to identify authors, titles and technical papers at global, regional, and national/district scales relevant to the research; (ii) Conceptual and theoretical framework mapping to extract a kernel or core of concepts, hypotheses and theories from the literature map to drive the formation of methods of implementation; and (iii) Methodology and implementation mapping to direct and control the processes of data collection, analysis and interpretation. A sample case study of a deep-level underground mine has been used in this paper to provide examples of data collection, data analysis and interpretation, key findings and results, discussion and ‘what is new’, conclusions and recommendations, when the proposed mapping process is employed.

 

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