The Environmental and Ecological Effects of the Plaster Stemming Method for Blasting: A case study


EKOLOJI, vol.24, no.95, pp.17-22, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 95
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2015.11
  • Journal Name: EKOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-22


This study was carried out at a limestone quarry of the Kartas Company at the Bozanonu village in the Isparta region in 2010. Two blast trials, one with a classical drill cuttings stemming method and new plaster stemming method were carried out and the environmental and ecological effects were measured in terms of vibration and air shock and observed flying rock. The results were evaluated in terms of environmental and ecological values. In the one series of blast tests, the blast cost was reduced to 16 % by increasing the burden and spacing distance for the unit volume rock. In this way, 21% more blast area and the 21% more rock was obtained with the same hole-drilling. It means that lesser drilling and lesser blasting results in lesser environmental and ecological effects for obtaining the unit volume rock.