Mine ventilation laboratory aims to provide teaching and research capacities to study the fundamentals of air movement and underground working environment for the mining industry. Ventilation provides a comfortable working environment for underground workforces, which is the ‘blood circulation system’ for mines. 

Work conducted in the Mine Ventilation Laboratory is related to understanding the air movement in underground airways, e.g., pressure drop, airway resistance, and air quantity. We are equipped with a miniature of the underground ventilation ducting system. The air conditioning unit can create any underground ventilation environment at a specific psychrometric condition.

  • Air conditioning training unit 
  • Laboratory Mill MiniPur
  • Ventilation duct simulator 


Room LG37

Old Main Building (OLB) (K15) 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) 

UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia  

Contact us

Kanchana Gamage

Technical Officer 

T: 9385 6687 
E: k.gamage@unsw.edu.au