A Critical Study on Role of Sensor-Based Electronic System for Toxic Gas Identification in the Mining (Coal) Industry

  • Vishal Sharma
  • Taksh
  • Kritarth Srivastav
  • Priyam
  • Nihal Anwar Siddiqui
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)


Mining sector is one of the most vulnerable and hazardous places to work and has constant risks for both human and environment. Due to the presence of various perils, this sector is also prone to various disasters. Every year as the mines are subjected to regular removal of earth resources, the risks for miners, workers, and environment become grave. As there is the presence of toxic gasses such as methane, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, therefore, the safety of miners plays an important concern. Therefore, the role of sensors/detectors to detect the concentration of gasses and to make the workplace fit for job becomes the challenging concern for the authorities. This review paper evaluates the present scenario and application of sensors/detectors to detect toxic gases in the mines and to study the dangers and adverse situation which resulted into disasters in past and could be controlled in future by the application of the latest technology in the field of sensors.


Hazardous place Toxic gases Sensors/detectors Mining Risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vishal Sharma
    • 1
  • Taksh
    • 1
  • Kritarth Srivastav
    • 1
  • Priyam
    • 1
  • Nihal Anwar Siddiqui
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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