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Measuring diesel particulate matter in underground mines using submicron elemental carbon as a surrogate.

Authors
Noll-JD; Mischler-SE; Schnakenberg-GH; Bugarski-AD
Source
Proceedings of the 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 5-7, 2006. Mutmansky JM, Ramani RV. eds., London, U.K.: Taylor & Francis Group, 2006 Jun; :105-110
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20030289
Abstract
Elemental carbon (EC) is used as a surrogate for regulating the exposure to diesel particulate matter (DPM) of underground metal/nonmetal miners. EC was chosen as a surrogate because EC is selective to DPM and is a major component of DPM. Using EC as a surrogate also gives one the advantages of no sampling artifacts and being able to sample at all locations in the mine. Currently, EC represents DPM well in underground mines. Some control technologies have been shown to possibly alter the relationship between DPM and EC and characteristics of DPM. Therefore, future work will investigate the relationship between DPM and EC as new control technologies are implemented.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Diesel-emissions; Miners; Underground-miners; Carcinogens; Occupational-health; Health-hazards; Eye-irritants; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Sampling; Sampling-methods
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Publication Date
20060605
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Mutmansky-JM; Ramani-RV
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0415401488
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Proceedings of the 11th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 5-7, 2006
State
PA
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