New approach controls dust at the collector dump point.
Reed-WR; Organiscak-JA; Page-SJ
Coal Age 2004 Jun; 109(6):20-22
Researchers studying dust generation from blasthole drills developed a simple, quick fix that reduced respirable dust concentrations by more than 63% at the dump point. This device, which requires almost no maintenance, is small and inexpensive and it will help operators maintain compliance with the dust standard. The thought process was that a reduction of respirable dust at any of the multiple sources on the drill, in this case the dust collector dump point, should reduce the total respirable dust generated by the drill.
Dust-control; Dusts; Respirable-dust; Dust-exposure; Mining-industry; Silicosis; Occupational-health; Occupational-diseases; Dust-collection; Dust-collectors; Coal-mining
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment