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Detailed control technology survey of a coke oven plant.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ECTB 123-05b, 1979 Jul; :1-34
A coke oven control technology field survey at a fully integrated steel facility (SIC-3312), was performed to determine exposure of workers to coal tar pitch volatiles (CTPV). Area and personal samples were collected for CTPV, and weather data was obtained from a nearby airport weather station. The airflow of the filter and air conditioner units was measured in the lunchroom facility. Coke oven benchmen throwing coal into the oven had a higher exposure when throwing coal over the side of the bench. Wind speed and direction had a major effect on top side CTPV concentrations. The author recommends that area samples must be placed above at least every third coke oven door to effectively measure visible door emissions.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-5; Iron-and-steel-foundries; Air-sampling; Industrial-emissions; Sampling-methods; Work-practices; Coke-oven-emissions; Furnaces; Coke-oven-workers; Work-environment
Field Studies; Control Technology
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