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Closing the door on dust.

Authors
Cecala-AB; Muldoon-TL
Source
Pit Quarry 1986 May; 78(11):36-37
NIOSHTIC No.
10005174
Abstract
Although bag technology is continually improving, contamination from bags remains a significant source of dust exposure for workers. Most of the bag contamination is caused by the bag valve. Standard paper, polyethylene, extended polyethylene, double trap, and foam valves were tested for dust reduction capabilities during bag loading, conveying, and pallet loading at a mineral processing plant. When extended polyethylene valves were used, respirable dust at the bag operator location was reduced by 62%, while at the bag stacker location the reduction was 66%.
Keywords
Dusts; Dust exposure; Dust control; Dust suppression; Respirable dust; Employee exposure; Ethylenes; Materials testing; Mineral processing; Mineral dusts
CODEN
PIQUAN
CAS No.
9002-88-4
Publication Date
19860501
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1986
Identifying No.
OP 69-86
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0032-0293
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Pit & Quarry
State
PA
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