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Determination of Respirator Filtering Requirements in a Coke Oven Atmosphere.
Rodgers-SJ; Friel-JV; Roehlich-F
MSA Research Corporation, Evans, City, Pennsylvania 1975 Sep:62 pages
Dust, mist and fume respirator filter media approved under 30 CFR 11, subpart-K are tested in a coke oven environment containing carbon-monoxide (630080), nitric-oxide (10102440), nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur-dioxide (7446095). Five different types of filter media are evaluated for a total of 45 tests, the efficiency being based on the respirable particulate fraction of the coke oven emissions. Four of the five filter media tested show efficiencies greater than 95 percent. The other media show an efficiency of 93.8 percent. The particulate concentration downstream of the respirator filter media is less than 0.3 milligram per cubic meter in all cases. The gases which are monitored exceed the threshold limit values (TLV) during some of the charging operations. Time weighted average values are found to be less than the TLV in all of the runs.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0088; Toxic-gases; Filtration; Air-contamination; Air-quality-control; Respiratory-protective-equipment;
630-08-0; 10102-44-0; 7446-09-5;
NTIS Accession No.
MSA Research Corporation, Evans, City, Pennsylvania
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