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Significant dust dispersion models for mining operations.

Authors
Reed-WR
Source
NIOSH 2005 Sep; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
20028650
Abstract
Dust dispersion modeling is a subject that has had a large amount of research activity. Much of the research has focused on large-scale global or regional dispersion models. Other models have been created for industry-specific purposes. Furthermore, some of the past research has focused on dust dispersion modeling in the mining industry. This report presents the various dust dispersion models that have been developed specifically for the mining industry. The report first gives a brief background of the regulatory environment that helped to promote development of such models. It then presents an overview of the mathematical concepts used in this dispersion modeling. Finally, each of the various models developed for the mining industry are described, along with their associated mathematical algorithms and any field validation conducted on the different models.
Keywords
Dusts; Models; Mining-industry; Respirable-dust; Lung-disease; Mine-workers; Occupational-health; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Silicosis; Pneumoconiosis; Computer-models; Underground-mining; Surface-mining; Silica-dusts; Black-lung; Miners; Underground-miners; Coal-dust; Health-hazards; Mathematical-models; Pollutants; Coal-mining; Longwall-mining; Air-flow; Quarries
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20050901
Document Type
Information Circular; Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-100362
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2005-138; IC-9478
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
PA
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