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Title: Particle-capturing performance of South African non-corrosive samplers
Authors: Pretorius, CJ
Keywords: Respirable dust samplers
South African mines
Non-corrosive samplers
Particle-capturing performances
Size-selective samplers
Particle size distribution
Respirable dust
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa.
Citation: Pretorius, CJ. 2011. Particle-capturing performance of South African non-corrosive samplers. Journal of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, vol. 64(4), pp 8-13
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8430
Abstract: In view of the international drive to eliminate silicosis, it is critical that reliable and consistent results are obtained from respirable dust sampling and analysis so that effective control measures can be implemented on mines. Two locally manufactured samplers were evaluated to determine how they perform in terms of the sampling of respirable dust. Various laboratory controlled tests were conducted to determine the physical and aerodynamic properties of the samplers and the particle size distribution of each filter sampled with one of the samplers. Results showed that there was relatively good consistency among the samplers from the same supplier. However, the two groups of samplers produced different results from one another. It is recommended that respirable dust samplers be subjected to more tests after manufacturing to ensure good quality control. Measuring one or two properties alone is insufficient to deem a sampler suitable for use within the general mining industry.
Description: Copyright: 2011 Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5676
ISSN: 0368-3206
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