Jorma Keskinen

Principal Investigator

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Tampere University of Technology


Aerosol Physics Laboratory

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+358 40 198 1003

CONICYT Bilateral Agreement Environmental Effects of Mining Activities mining Particulate Matter (PM) Particulate Matter Sensors

Research projects

  • Project date 1.3.2016
  • Head of research Jorma Keskinen
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Mining consists of a long chain of actions starting from exploring suitable mineral deposits, building up the mine infrastructure and finally initiating and conducting the production. Every step has own environmental concerns. Besides the environmentally adverse effects, mine production may affect nearby population and pollute the working environment. The main categories of particles in mines are mineral dust, combustion products of explosives and diesel engine emissions. Both mineral dust and diesel engine emissions have serious health concerns. This project focuses on different issues in mining environments, which help in making the future mines more sustainable and environmentally sound.


Jorma Keskinen, Topi Rönkkö, Panu Karjalainen, Sampo Saari, D.Sc. (Tech.), Antti Rostedt, Jenni Alanen Ernesto Gramsch Hilkka Timonen