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Use of the 1500-pDR for gravimetric respirable dust measurements at mines.

Authors
Reed-WR; Potts-JD; Cecala-AB; Archer-WJ
Source
Trans Soc Min Metal Explor TP-11-036, 2013 Jan; 332:514-520
NIOSHTIC No.
20041906
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) uses light-scattering dust monitors (nephelometers) in its research to develop dust controls to reduce respirable silica dust overexposures in miners. Recently, the model 1500-pDR, an active nephelometer, was introduced by Thermo Scientific. Testing was completed to ensure compatibility with the metal/nonmetal mine dust personal sampling unit (M/NMDPSU). Results of testing demonstrated that gravimetric concentrations measured from the 1500-pDR are comparable to the gravimetric concentrations measured using the M/NMDPSU, without need for correction, under commonly observed dust loading conditions.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Equipment-design; Respirable-dust; Employee-exposure; Laboratory-testing; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Sampling; Monitors; Monitoring-systems; Silica-dusts; Light-waves; Samplers; Gravimetric-analysis; Gravimetry; Testing-equipment; Equipment-reliability; Measurement-equipment; Dust-measurement; Dust-samplers; Dust-sampling; Dusts; Metal-dusts; Metal-mining; Nonmetal-mining; Control-methods; Control-technology; Control-equipment; Author Keywords: Dust control; Air quality; Health and safety; Silica; NIOSH; Dust monitors; Nephelometers
CODEN
TMENAE
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780873352710
Identifying No.
B20130124
ISSN
1075-8623
NIOSH Division
OMSHR
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Transactions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration
State
PA; WA; CO
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