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Adding Steam to Control Dust in Mineral Processing.

Authors
Cecala-AB; Volkwein-JC; Thimons-ED
Source
MISSING :9 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10004405
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines performed tests to compare the effectiveness of steam and of water sprays to reduce respirable dust levels at mineral processing plants. By applying 0.22 Wt pct water vapor as steam to product material, a 64-pct respirable dust reduction was recorded. By applying the same amount of moisture with water sprays, only a 25-pct dust reduction was recorded. By increasing the moisture content up to 0.5 pct using water sprays, the dust reduction was increased to 55 pct, which was still less than the dust reduction achieved by adding less than half that amount of water in the form of steam.
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1985
Identifying No.
RI 8935
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
MISSING
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