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Effectiveness of Three Water Spray Methods Used to Control Dust During Bagging.
Volkwein-JC; Vinson-RP; Thimons-ED
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The industrial sand industry has been exploring new techniques to reduce dust. One company was experimenting with adding water during bagging operations to the surface of the bag, and into the product as it flowed into the bag. The Bureau of Mines, using instantaneous dust sampling instruments, measured the effectiveness of three methods of adding water. Results indicated that various types of water sprays applied in carefully controlled amounts could reduce dust up to 50% at worker locations at the bagging machine and inside a railroad boxcar. This report also discusses constraints such as product handling, customer acceptance, cold weather problems, dust collector performance, and other areas.
IH; Report of Investigations
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division