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Fugitive carbon-based gases: blasting-related or not.

Authors
Eltschlager-KK; Harris-ML; Baldassare-F
Source
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1-4, 2004, 2004 Feb 1; 1:1-10
NIOSHTIC No.
20024281
Abstract
Surface mine blasting was recently investigated as a potential source of high concentrations of stray gases found in nearby residences in western Pennsylvania. In one incident, carbon monoxide was detected in a home; in the other, high concentrations of carbon dioxide were found in a home. Both carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are byproducts of blasting. However, other sources of these gases may also exist in a residential setting. In each case, gas chromatography and carbon isotope analyses were used to define atmospheric concentrations inside the homes and to determine the source of a stray gas. Molecular and isotopic analyses provide geochemical evidence as to the origin and source of the stray gas. This paper discusses elements of a stray gas investigation and the analyses necessary to identify the source of a stray gas.
Keywords
Surface-mining; Carbon-monoxide; Explosives; Fumes; Gases
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CAS No.
630-08-0; 124-38-9
Publication Date
20040201
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique
State
PA
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