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Control technology assessment for coal gasification and liquefaction processes, H-Coal Pilot Plant, Ashland Synthetic Fuels, Inc., Catlettsburg, Kentucky, report no. CT-119-25a.

Authors
Telesca-DR
Source
NIOSH 1982 Apr; :1-42
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00129939
Abstract
A control technology survey was conducted at the H-Coal Pilot Facility, Ashland Synthetic Fuels, Incorporated (SIC-5161) in Catlettsburg, Kentucky on July 27 and 28, 1981. The survey was conducted to assess the technologies in use for preventing occupational exposures to hazardous agents in coal conversion operations. The H-Coal process generated coal derived liquids in which exposures to polynuclear aromatics (PNA) were a hazard at most phases. Other hazards were coal dust, fire, noise, aromatic amines, ammonia (7664417), hydrogen-sulfide (7783064), phenols, benzene (71432), toluene (108883), xylene (1330207), and hydrocarbons. Regular industrial monitoring for potential contaminants was performed by the company in conjunction with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a biological monitoring study was conducted by the University of Kentucky. Employees were trained in fire procedures and in the use of fire and respiration equipment. Annual physical examinations were provided. Personal hygiene, protective clothing and equipment, clean and dirty areas, and good housekeeping were effectively incorporated into the health program. A nurse was also available to monitor skin irritations and other problems. The author concludes that the engineering controls and practices found in the H-Coal facility are exemplary.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0084; Control-technology; Field-Study; Coal-gasification; Fuel-production; Industrial-exposures; Safety-education; Region-4; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Skin-irritants; Safety-engineering; CT-119-25a
CAS No.
7664-41-7; 7783-06-4; 71-43-2; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7
Publication Date
19820401
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-184530
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-119-25a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches; Control-technology
SIC Code
5161
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
KY; OH
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