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Measurement of diesel exhaust aerosol.

Cantrell-BK; Rubow-KL
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 1990. Hugler E, Bacho A, Karmis M, eds., Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990 Aug; :173-181
Extensive use of diesels in the mining industry has given rise to questions concerning the exposure of miners to respirable diesel- exhaust aerosol (rdea). Quantifying this exposure depends on the ability to sample and measure the respirable diesel component of mine aerosol. In coal mines, such measurement is complicated by the carbonaceous nature of both the diesel and coal dust particulate that make up the respirable aerosol. Hence, special sampling and analytical techniques must be used to distinguish between these two aerosol components. As part of a continuing study of diesel-exhaust aerosol characteristics, the U.S. Bureau of Mines has applied size- selective sampling together with gravimetric analysis to determine the separate rdea and coal dust aerosol concentrations in diesel- equipped underground coal mines. Based on the results of the study, the Bureau, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota under sponsorship by the Generic Mineral Technology Center for respirable dust (gmtc-rd) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), is developing a prototype personal diesel-exhaust aerosol sampler for underground coal mines.
Mine-workers; Miners; Mining-industry; Pollutants; Pollution; Toxic-materials; Toxins; Control-methods; Control-systems; Diesel-exhausts; Diesel-emissions; Diesel-engines; Carcinogens; Aerosols; Exhaust-gases; Filters; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Coal-workers; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Dust-particles; Dust-suppression; Airborne-dusts; Airborne-particles
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Hugler-E; Bacho-A; Karmis-M
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Proceedings of the 21st Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 1990
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