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Using light-scattering intensities to discriminate waterdrops from coal mine dusts.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9357, 1993 Jan; :1-14
The U.S. Bureau of Mines conducts research to protect the health of the Nation's coal miners. The Bureau is pursuing a research program to eliminate coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) by the reduction of respirable coal mine dust in the mine air. A basic requirement for this task is instrumentation to measure respirable coal mine dust concentrations quickly and accurately. The Bureau's research program is applying these advances to develop a photometer that can discriminate between various coal mine aerosols. One objective of this program is to collect scattering signatures of coal mine aerosols. Scattering signatures are the intensities of light scattered by aerosols as a function of angle. Bureau researchers used an instrument, called the DAWN-A, to collect the scattering signatures of various coal mine aerosols for analysis and comparison. The report describes and discusses this work.
Coal-miners; Occupational-safety-and-health; Concentration-composition; Aerosols; Light-scattering; Measuring-instruments; Design-criteria; Performance-evaluation; Indoor-air-pollution; Coal-dust; Coal-mines; Air-pollution-sampling; Photometers
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9357
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