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Evaluation of diesel particulate filter systems and biodiesel blends in an underground mine.

Authors
Bugarski-AD; Schnakenberg-GH; Noll-JD; Mischler-SE; Crum-MW; Anderson-R
Source
Trans Soc Min Metal Explor 2006 Jan; 318:27-35
NIOSHTIC No.
20030604
Abstract
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) systems and biodiesel fuels are two of the most promising technologies available to the mining industry to reduce the exposure of underground miners to diesel particulate matter (DPM). A study was conducted to estimate the potential of DPF systems and biodiesel blends to reduce DPM emissions from production vehicles. Results of testing three DPF systems in an isolated zone showed 88% to 99% reductions in elemental carbon concentrations. The test results also show that biodiesel blends, B20 and B50, reduced the elemental carbon concentrations in the mine air by 26% and 48%, respectively.
Keywords
Diesel-emissions; Filters; Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Mining-equipment; Metal-mining; Diesel-exhausts; Miners; Health-hazards; Occupational-health
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
TMENAE
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Yernberg-WR
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0873352513
ISSN
1075-8623
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
State
PA
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