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dc.contributor.author Pretorius, CJ
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-23T13:43:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-23T13:43:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.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 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0368-3206
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5676
dc.description Copyright: 2011 Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;8430
dc.subject Respirable dust samplers en_US
dc.subject Cyclones en_US
dc.subject South African mines en_US
dc.subject Non-corrosive samplers en_US
dc.subject Particle-capturing performances en_US
dc.subject Silicosis en_US
dc.subject Size-selective samplers en_US
dc.subject Particle size distribution en_US
dc.subject Respirable dust en_US
dc.title Particle-capturing performance of South African non-corrosive samplers en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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