Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Timonen, Hilkka Johanna
Organisation FMI
Project title
Particulate matter in mines and mining environments
Decision No. 297804
Decision date 21.12.2015
Funding period 01.03.2016 - 28.02.2019
Funding 148 233
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Project description
The PARMAT project lead by Finnish Meteorological Institute was studying the sources of particles in an underground mine. The project was done in tight collaboration with project partners Tampere University and Centro Mario Molina Chile. The main sources of particles in the mine were mineral dust for coarse particles and explosion and vehicular emissions for the smaller particles. A novel particle sensor enabling the measurements of particles over large particle size range was developed in the project and tested in the underground mines both in Finland and Chile. This project produced important and more accurate information about the sources of particles in an underground mine and novel measurement methods that are import in identification of environmental or health risks of mining activities.