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Evaluation of Instruments for Monitoring the Effectiveness of Dust Control Techniques.
Proc Symp on Control of Respir Coal Mine Dust Beckley West Virginia, 1983 Oct; :217-237
The Bureau of Mines is evaluating three dust measuring instruments that could be used to monitor the effectiveness of dust control techniques. The real-time aerosol monitor, a commercially available nephelometer, has been extensively tested and widely used by Bureau research personnel. Another commercially available nephelometer called the miniram is currently undergroing evaluation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the University of Minnesota. The tapered element oscillating microbalance is an experimental prototype that relates the frequency of oscillation of a special tapered element-filter combination to the mass of dust collected on the filter. This presentation includes a description of each instrument, most recent test results, and a brief discussion of potential applications.
Proc. Symp. on Control of Respir. Coal Mine Dust, Beckley, West Virginia, Oct. 1983, PP. 217-237
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