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Mining

  • Problem of health and safety at work in underground mining.
  • Development of new ores and their evaluation, methods of making them available, selection of operation technologies etc.
  • Geomechanical analyses in the aspect of threat of rock crumps and gobs.
  • Evaluation of the condition of rock mass and its classification for the purpose of selection and design of mining support.
  • Analysis of technical solutions preceding implementation of new systems of exploitation of copper ores and other raw materials and variants of such systems.
  • System-related and technological solutions of exploitation of deposits.
  • Solutions of roof management in ground mines with the use of dry and hydraulic backfill and its new variations, including solidification backfill.
  • Development of control and measurement devices of monitoring underground mine workings, including the cooperation of anchors with rock mass in static and dynamic load conditions.
  • Exploration, stock inventory and evaluation of the technical condition of historical mine workings and underground structures made with the use of mining methods together with the evaluation of inter-related threats.
  • Identification of the areas of former mining works in the aspect of threats connected with the existence of relicts of historical underground excavations with the use of non-invasive methods.

Contact:

Ph.D. Eng. Maciej Madziarz
Head of the Mining Department
tel. + 48 71 781 25 26
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Ph.D. Eng. Daniel Pawelus
Deputy Head of the Mining Department
tel. + 48 71 781 23 46
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Mining aerology

  • Analyses of mine ventilation and individual areas of exploitation and preparation works.
  • Evaluation of the status of temperature threat in mines with selection, analysis and assessment of applied preventive measures.
  • Evaluation of the status of threat with gases of natural origin (especially methane) and gases released in the technological process in mines with selection, analysis and assessment of the applied preventive measures.
  • Evaluation of the status of threats connected with gas-geodynamics phenomena with selection, analysis and assessment of the applied preventive measures.
  • Analyses and evaluation of ventilation and temperature conditions in mine excavations and in industrial facilities together with the assessment of their influence on the organism of employees, energy expenditure, and the physiological cost of work.
  • Development of technical concepts and solutions in the scope of ventilation and air-condition systems for mines.
  • Specification of detailed rules concerning identification and combating against aerological threats in the aspect of the applicable laws.
  • Analyses and evaluation of the effectiveness of ventilation and air-condition systems in mines.
  • Research and opinion of WUG expert concerning temperature prophylaxis in mines with temperature threats, the status of gaseous threat and threats connected with gas and rock outburst, fire hazard and fire extinguishers in fuel chambers.
  • Characteristics of the operation of ventilators of the main ventilation of underground mine excavations.

Contact:

Dr Eng. Sławomir Gajosiński
Head of the Mining Aerology
kom. + 48 785 994 186
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Pracka Street 3-3a, 54-066 Wrocław

Industrial construction and material research

  • Development of new technologies of shaft sinking.
  • Implementation of global solutions in mine construction for the purpose of execution of current design works.
  • Development of new backfill technologies making use of mining and smelting wastes, and wastes coming from treatment of ores.
  • Optimization of processes of preparing the rock mass for the purpose of constructing facilities in difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions.
  • Expert work as regards classification of roofs and floors and classification of deposit to specific levels of rock crumps threats.

Design mining workroom

  • Report on the technical condition of the structure of mining construction facilities, especially: shaft lining, tunnels, holding and backfill tanks, backfill raises, ventilation ducts etc. (our skills in this scope are supported by qualifications of mining facility maintenance expert in group XIV – shaft lining, granted by the President of State Mining Authority).
  • Research and analyses (including geomechanical analyses) of the structure of underground construction facilities as regards prevention of damages.
  • Implementation of worldwide solutions in mining construction for the purpose of implementation of current design works.
  • Technical research and analyses as regards specification of the class of roofs and floors and the classification of deposit void to specific levels of rockburst hazards.
  • Preparation of new technologies of shaft sinking.
  • Preparation of new backfill technologies using mining and smelting wastes and those coming from ore processing processes.
  • Optimization of processes of preparing rock mass for the purpose of building facilities in difficult geological and hydrogeological conditions.

Design, architectural and construction workroom

  • Property condition surveys.
  • Design supervision over designed facilities.

Design, mechanical and technological workroom

  • Design supervision over designed facilities.

Contact:

MSc Eng. Sławomir Fabich
Head of the Industrial Construction and Material Testing Department
tel.  + 48 71 781 23 55, mob. + 48 605 632 612
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Rock mass mechanics

  • Doing research and making numerical analyses in the aspect of geomechanical threats generated in various geological and mining conditions of underground exploitation.
  • Computer modelling of rock mass work surrounded by mine excavations and exploitation fronts as well as on the surface of a mining area.
  • Numerical modelling and development of utility software and data bases in the scope of dynamic threats generated by mining exploitation.
  • Analyses and numerical forecasts of the status of stress and relocation in the rock mass in the aspect of threats of rock mass crumps and gobs.
  • New constructions of anchors and underground tests of their effectiveness.
  • Tests of explosive materials in the aspect of speed of their detonation.
  • Provoking high-energy seismic tremors with the use of methods of shooting technique.
  • Theoretical analyses and research connected with the evaluation of the risk of functioning geotechnical facilities, including excavation waste treatment facilities.
  • Forecasts of seismic activity during conducted or designed mining exploitation.
  • Slope stability analysis.

Contact:

Witold Pytel, PhD., prof

Head of the Rock Mass Mechanics Department
tel. + 48 71 781 24 03
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Dr Eng. Piotr Mertuszka
Deputy Head of the Rock Mass Mechanics Department
tel. + 48 71 781 24 07
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Geology

  • Analyses of hydrogeological problems in mining, including forecasts of inflows to excavations, evaluation of the status of threats to water environment and reconstruction of water relations after liquidation of a mine.
  • Analyses of the influence of hydrotechnical facilities (barrages, weirs, water tanks) on water relations.
  • Hydrogeological modelling.
  • Monitoring and analysis of the market and trends in raw materials economy.
  • Geological and deposit prospection in Poland and in the world.
  • Preparation of exploration programmes with the use of modern search techniques, including geophysical techniques.
  • Analysis and evaluation of effectiveness of geological and mining investment undertakings, including consultancy at the stage of planning and design of exploration and geological and mining investments (preliminary economic assessment, prefeasibility study, feasibility study).
  • Evaluation of geological information.
  • Collecting, analysis and processing of information, including especially geological data with the use of GIS/SIP systems, relation data bases and geostatistical methods.
  • Geological and deposit modelling.
  • Geotourism and development of post-mining areas.

Contact:

Dr Jacek Pyra
Head of the Department of Geology
tel. + 48 71 781 22 13
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Leszek Kwaśny
Deputy Head of the Department of Geology
tel. + 48 71 781 22 48
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Dr Eng. Malwina Kobylańska
Deputy Head of the Department of Geology
tel. + 48 781 23 33
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Mechanical and electric engineering

  • Exploitation of mining machinery and mining devices.Implementation of new solutions in the area of mechanics in mining industry.
  • Solving engineering problems for the technology of deposit exploitation, ore treatment and smelting in the scope of:
    • Mechanisation system as well as hydraulic and pneumatic drives,
    • Transport and transshipment devices and mining machines,
    • Water networks and industrial installations,
    • Remote control measurements, steering telemechanics, processing and monitoring, identification of objects, simulations and optimization of processes,
    • Automation of ore treatment processes.
  • Exploitation of electric drives and installations.
  • Introduction of new electric and technical solutions in mining industry.
  • Exploitation of electric drives and installations.
  • Solving engineering problems for the technology of deposit exploitation, ore treatment and smelting in the scope of:
    • Medium and high voltage devices and electrical drives,
    • Providing electrical equipment for industrial process lines,
    • Electrical power economy, passive power compensation and filtration of higher harmonic voltage,
    • Fire protection in networks and electrical power devices of high and low voltage.
  • Making opinion and expertise concerning technical condition and functioning of mechanical and electric devices in mining.
  • Making technical and economic analyses of new technological solutions and investment undertakings.
  • Doing research and making assessments of products as part of the procedure of admittance for use in mines.

Contact:

Dr Eng. Janusz Młynarczyk
Head of the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
tel. + 48 71 781 22 87
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Environmental protection & Process engineering

  • Specialist documentations in the scope of environmental protection (reports on influence, application for granting sector and integrated permits, ecological reviews of installations, instructions related to the use of work positions, water quality impact assessment etc.) and making arrangements with suitable administration authorities.
  • Stock inventory of the initial state of the environment on the areas of planned investment and periodic control stocktaking.
  • Examination of contaminated areas and the selection of methods of their restoration.
  • Documentation for increased and high risk facilities (e.g. safety reports and internal operating and rescue plans, ATEX).
  • Expertise in the environmental law in the scope of planned and realized investments.
  • Development and implementation of technologies of industrial waste treatment.
  • Development and implementation of the concept of spatial development in industrial impact areas.

Contact:

Dr Wojciech Mizera
Head of the Department of Environmental Protection

tel. + 48 71 781 22 41
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

  • Feasibility study of treatment plants at all stages of the investment process scoping study, prefeasibility study, ultimate prefeasibility study).
  • Technical audits of enrichment plants.
  • Research, analyses and expertise of installation and treatment plants.
  • Development of the methods of minimizing losses of useful elements in the treatment process and improvement of quality of end products.
  • Improvement of technical and economic effectiveness of enrichment plants.

Contact:

Aleksandra Potulska-Bazan Ph.D., eng.
Head of the Department of Process Engineering

tel. + 48 71 781 24 64
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Power technologies

  • Identification, description and estimation of fuel resources.
  • Development of alternative excavation technologies and conversion of fuels.
  • Management of energy in the excavation industry.
  • Use of waste heat in open and liquidated mines, including heat from industrial wastes.
  • Description and assessment of potential impact on natural environment of alternative sources of energy and technologies of excavating fuels.
  • Interpretation of physical and chemical properties of fuels connected with selection of non-conventional technologies.
  • Analysis of coal technologies as regards selection of the most effective solution taking into account environmental and economic aspects (ecoeffectiveness).
  • Multi-variant analyses of the investment taking into account sequestration and disposal of CO2.
  • Modelling of processes of underground and ground coal gasification.
  • Numerical modelling of impact of underground generator of coal gasification on the environment.
  • Evaluation of the possibilities of using thermal treatment products.
  • Content-related support in legal and formal actions for the implementation of alternative sources of energy and technologies of excavating fuels.
  • Technical and economic analysis of the investment in non-conventional energy.
  • Analysis of the market in the context of launching energy investments and examination and assessment of social aspects of their realization.
  • Development of the concept of development of post-industrial (post-mining) areas.
  • Analysis of the use of geothermal potential of geological structures.
  • Interpretation of the results of geophysical measurements.

Contact:

Dr Eng. Magdalena Król
Head of the Department of Energy Technologies
tel. + 48 71 781 23 57
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Dr Eng. Michał Strzelecki
Deputy Head of the Department of Energy Technologies
tel. + 48 71 781 22 14
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

System analitics

  • Development of innovative solutions of working systems with the use of high pressure hydrostream techniques to mine deposits bedding deeply, including also undersea areas.
  • System analysis and simulation research of circulations and renovation and modernization of transmission systems of pipeline transport of multi-phase flotation solutions.
  • Mapping of competence and design of technological and strategic processes of manufacture systems.
  • Monitoring, metrology and analysis as well as process management in the aspect of minimization of energy consumption of the most important operations.
  • Development of integrated monitoring and visualization systems and making system analyses and digital simulations for the purpose of active optimization of material manufacture operations.
  • Improvement of monitoring systems, assessment and steering the quality of operations and processes (e.g. active identification of the content of copper in the ore).
  • Design of work supervision systems and steering of technological processes of mechanical extraction and constant haulage of ore.
  • Implementation of innovative solutions to defined operations and technological processes.
  • Making simulation research, theoretical analyses and digital modelling of processes.
  • Making theoretical and economic analyses of new equipment and process solutions.

Contact:

Paweł Stefaniak, Ph.D., Eng.
Head of the Systems Analytics Department
tel. + 48 71 781 23 77
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław

Geodesy

  • MES analyses of rock mass deformation in mining areas in the conditions of effected and planned mining exploitation.
  • Forecasting deformation of the rock mass and the surface for the planned mining exploitation in underground mines.

Contact:

MSc. Eng. Krzysztof Siręga
Head of the Department of Geodesy
tel. + 48 76 749 39 38
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Grzegorz Kurpiński
Deputy Head of the Department of Geodesy
tel. + 48 76 749 39 38, kom. +48 577 666 102
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Marcin Baran
Deputy Head of the Department of Geodesy
tel. + 48 76 749 39 38
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1 Maja Street 14, 59-300 Lubin

Applied psychology and health prophylaxis

  • The scope of culture of work safety and the scope of health prophylaxis.
  • Employee’s attitudes in the scope of pro-safe behaviours and health prophylaxis.
  • Conducting psychological research and diagnoses in working environment.Standardization and methodological supervision over conducted qualitative and quantitative research in the area of applied psychology.
  • Verification of the level of psychosocial stress in the workplace and formulating guidelines as to the methods of limiting it.
  • Doing research and conducting trainings in the scope of stress management in groups exposed to the influence of stress-inducing factors.
  • Preparation of a therapeutic programme and psychological and preventive actions.
  • Development of programmes and conducting trainings in the scope of soft competence and broadly understood health prophylaxis.
  • Carrying out research work in the scope of tiredness and ergonomy of work.

Contact:

Natalia Bartosz
Head of the Department of Applied Psychology and Health Prophylaxis
tel. + 48 71 781 22 82
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Sikorskiego Street 2-8, 53-659 Wrocław