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Control technology assessment for coal gasification and liquefaction processes, Solvent Refined Coal Pilot Plant, Wilsonville, Alabama.

Authors
Telesca DR
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CT 119-13a, 1982 Feb; :1-48
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NIOSHTIC No.
00128870
Abstract
A control technology survey was conducted at the Solvent Refined Coal Pilot Facility (SIC-5161) at Wilsonville, Alabama on October 10 and 11 and November 12 and 13, 1979. The purpose of the initial visit was to discuss instrumentation, operation, and maintenance of the facility. An assessment was conducted at the second visit. Hazards inherent at the facility included dust, noise, and spontaneous combustion, as well as carbon-monoxide (630080) and hydrogen-sulfide (7783064) exposures. The hazards of greatest concern were inhalation and dermal contact with polynuclear aromatics, aromatic amines, benzene (71432), toluene (108883), and xylene (1330207). Monitors were provided in areas of potential hydrogen-sulfide exposure. Respirators were used in any areas of exposure to carbon-monoxide or hydrogen-sulfide. Clean clothes, protective creams, and hand cleaners were provided to employees exposed to coal derived liquids. Annual physical examinations were given. A quarterly examination for skin abnormalities was also provided. The presence of aromatics and polynuclear aromatics was well below detectable limits. The author concludes that the inherent danger of exposure to polynuclear aromatics dictates the need for safety precautions until there is more information available.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; NIOSH-Contract; Field-Study; Region-4; Coal-gasification; Occupational-hazards; Irritant-gases; Air-quality-monitoring; Fuel-production; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygienists; Control-technology
CAS No.
630-08-0; 7783-06-4; 71-43-2; 108-88-3; 1330-20-7
Publication Date
19820201
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-183193
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-119-13a; Contract-210-78-0084
NIOSH Division
DPSE
SIC Code
5161
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
AL; OH; MD
Performing Organization
Enviro Control, Rockville, Maryland
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