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Bureau of Mines respirable dust measurement and monitoring program.
Williams KL; Schnakenberg GH Jr.
Aerosols in the mining and industrial work environments: volume 1- fundamentals and status. Marple-VA; Liu-BYH, eds. Ann Arbor MI: Ann Arbor Science Publishers, 1983 Jan; 1:99-107
This chapter reviews current projects and discusses the future direction of the Bureau of Mines respirable dust measurement and monitoring program. Projects presently underway include the development of a mining machine-mounted respirable dust monitor based on light scattering; the development of direct-indicating personal dust exposure monitors, one using light scattering and the other using a tapered element oscillating microbalance technique; a feasibility study of a light reflectance technique for measuring the mass of dust deposited on a filter; an in-house evaluation of various existing dust monitors; and two projects related to the determination of the quartz content of dust samples. The technical aspects of the various developments are not discussed in detail; rather, the philosophy and rationale behind the development or investigation are explained. Also, the chapter points out the need for and nature of a planned respirable coal mine dust monitoring strategy study.
Respirable-dust; Dusts; Mining-industry; Monitors; Monitoring-systems
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Aerosols in the mining and industrial work environments: volume 1- fundamentals and status
IN; MI; PA
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