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Significant dust dispersion models for mining operations.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-138, (IC 9478), 2005 Sep; :1-23
Dust dispersion modeling is a subject that has had a large amount of research activity. Much of the research has focused on large-scale global or regional dispersion models. Other models have been created for industry-specific purposes. Furthermore, some of the past research has focused on dust dispersion modeling in the mining industry. This report presents the various dust dispersion models that have been developed specifically for the mining industry. The report first gives a brief background of the regulatory environment that helped to promote development of such models. It then presents an overview of the mathematical concepts used in this dispersion modeling. Finally, each of the various models developed for the mining industry are described, along with their associated mathematical algorithms and any field validation conducted on the different models.
Dusts; Models; Mining-industry; Respirable-dust; Lung-disease; Mine-workers; Occupational-health; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Silicosis; Pneumoconiosis; Computer-models; Underground-mining; Surface-mining; Silica-dusts; Black-lung; Miners; Underground-miners; Coal-dust; Health-hazards; Mathematical-models; Pollutants; Coal-mining; Longwall-mining; Air-flow; Quarries
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-138; IC-9478
Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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