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New technology for improved foundry environments.
Proceedings of the symposium on occupational health hazard control technology in the foundry and secondary non-ferrous smelting industries, December 10-12, 1979, Chicago, Illinois. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 81-114, 1981 Aug; :82-120
Results of research carried out at the University of Arizona in the development of new methods and devices to improve working conditions in the foundry by controlling dust, fume, vapor, and smoke were reviewed and discussed. Systems were developed in the control of dust generated by hand grinders and sanders, and transfer operations, as well as the control of carbonaceous fume and particulates, and welding smoke and fumes. Electrostatic demisting techniques were investigated. Charged fog techniques for the control of sulfur-dioxide (7446095) were developed. A low cost dust testing apparatus for foundry applications was designed and tested in selected industries; the results obtained suggested that the new optical dust tester might find wide industrial uses. Special emphasis was placed on methods for the control of welding smoke and diesel exhaust particulates. An electrostatic fence intended to push smoke and dust to a collector or hood was designed and tested. The charged fog technology was tested in practical application and was introduced in the foundry for daily use.
NIOSH-Contract; Environmental-control; Dust-control; Metallic-dusts; Control-equipment; Equipment-design; Foundry-workers; Occupational-hazards
Proceedings of the symposium on occupational health hazard control technology in the foundry and secondary non-ferrous smelting industries, December 10-12, 1979, Chicago, Illinois
AZ; IL; OH
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