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Main Title Survey of fugitive dust from coal mines : prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency /
Author Axetell, Jr., Kenneth
CORP Author Pedco Environmental, inc.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/908/1-78/003; EPA-68-01-4489; PEDCo-3311
Stock Number PB-283 162
Subjects Contamination (Technology) ; Coal mines and mining--Dust control ; Mine dusts--Measurement
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Particles ; Surveys ; Particle size distribution ; Sources ; Sampling ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tables(Data) ; Dust ; Air pollution sampling ; Emission factors ; Air quality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-283 162 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 114 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Particulate sampling was performed at five Western surface coal mines for the purpose of developing emission factors for individual mining operations. The sampling method for these unconfined fugitive dust sources was upwind/downwind ambient sampling, with two upwind samplers and either four or six samplers in the plume for each sampling period. Emission rates were determined by use of atmospheric dispersion equations relating emissions and ambient concentrations. A total of 213 sampling periods were evenly distributed among the five mines. Emission factors were produced for 12 mining operations: dragline, haul roads, shovel/truck loading, blasting, truck dump, storage pile, drilling, fly-ash dump, train loading, topsoil removal, front-end loader, and overburden dumping. One other source, exposed areas, was sampled extensively but yielded unexplainable data that could not be used to develop an emission factor. The study was also designed to evaluate the fallout or deposition rate of particulate from the coal mining sources. However, the apparent emission rates calculated from concurrent samples taken at different distances from the source did not show a consistent decrease with distance to indicate that fallout was occurring.
Contract No. 68-01-4489. Microfiche.