A comparison of the cyclone and the horizontal elutriator for sampling respirable dust in a Utah coal mine.

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Publication Type thesis
School or College School of Medicine
Department Family & Preventive Medicine
Author Taylor, John Michael
Title A comparison of the cyclone and the horizontal elutriator for sampling respirable dust in a Utah coal mine.
Date 1982-06
Description A field investigation was conducted comparing proposed optimizing parameters for estimating respirable dust according to British Medical Research Council (BMRC) criteria using a Dorr-Oliver 10 mn cyclone and the parameters presently applied under federal law. Side-by-side samples were collected in an underground Utah coal mine with 10 mn cyclones at 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, and 2.0 liters per minute (lpm) and an MRE horizontal elutriator. The cyclone concentrations were statistically compared to the elutriator concentrations. Random errors were too large to conclusively confirm or disprove the cyclone optimization theory. The data demonstrated trends which are more supportive of the 1.2 lpm, k=0.91 optimizing criteria than the 2.0 1pm, k=1.38 criteria outlined under the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. The results of this study will be useful in planning more in-depth future research.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Dust Control; Mine Safety
Subject MESH Coal Mining; Dust
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MPH
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "A comparison of the cyclone and the horizontal elutriator for sampling respirable dust in a Utah coal mine." Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of "A comparison of the cyclone and the horizontal elutriator for sampling respirable dust in a Utah coal mine." available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. TN 7.5 1982 T39.
Rights Management © John Michael Taylor.
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier us-etd2,7627
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 192812
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd1g6w
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