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Control of diesel exhaust emissions.
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; :165-172
The operation of diesel engines releases both gaseous and particulate pollutants into the atmosphere. The control of these emissions is necessary to ensure a healthful work environment. Several components of the gaseous fraction of the emissions can be toxic, asphyxiating, or strongly irritating at low concentrations. Of all the pollutants in diesel exhaust, the particulate matter ranks among the most important to control. Diesel particulate matter is entirely respirable and contains adsorbed substances, some of which are known carcinogens. This U.S. Bureau of Mines paper reviews conventional work practices and devices used to control diesel exhaust emissions and new control techniques being tested by the Bureau. New exhaust control techniques and devices may be necessary to meet future diesel particulate matter emission standards in underground coal mines. The development of future exhaust control devices is discussed in the context of ongoing industry-government cooperative research projects for part 36 permissible equipment. Discussions of control devices include the waterbath and dry-type exhaust conditioners, conventional and developmental oxidation catalytic converters, ceramic-element and other particulate filters, and combinations of devices.
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
Hugler-E; Bacho-A; Karmis-M
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Institute on Coal Mining Health, Safety and Research, Blacksburg, Virginia, August 28-30, 1990
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