Silica dust exposure

Effect of filter size to compliance determination

Suhaily Amran, Mohd Talib Latif, Firoz Khan, Abdul Mutalib Leman, Eric Goh, Shoffian Amin Jaafar

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Abstract

Monitoring of respirable dust was performed using a set of integrated sampling system consisting of sampling pump attached with filter media and separating device such as cyclone or special cassette. Based on selected method, filter sizes are either 25 mm or 37 mm poly vinyl chloride (PVC) filter. The aim of this study was to compare performance of two types of filter during personal respirable dust sampling for silica dust under field condition. The comparison strategy focused on the final compliance judgment based on both dataset. Eight hour parallel sampling of personal respirable dust exposure was performed among 30 crusher operators at six quarries. Each crusher operator was attached with parallel set of integrated sampling train containing either 25 mm or 37 mm PVC filter. Each set consisted of standard flow SKC sampler, attached with SKC GS3 cyclone and 2 pieces cassette loaded with 5.0 μm of PVC filter. Samples were analyzed by gravimetric technique. Personal respirable dust exposure between the two types of filters indicated significant positive correlation (p < 0.05) with moderate relationship (r2 = 0.6431). Personal exposure based on 25 mm PVC filter indicated 0.1% non-compliance to overall data while 37 mm PVC filter indicated similar findings at 0.4 %. Both data showed similar arithmetic mean(AM) and geometric mean(GM). In overall we concluded that personal respirable dust exposure either based on 25mm or 37mm PVC filter will give similar compliance determination. Both filters are reliable to be used in respirable dust monitoring for silica dust related exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1784
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Event2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

Other

Other2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period13/4/1614/4/16

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dust
silicon dioxide
filters
chlorides
sampling
crushers
cyclones
mines (excavations)
operators
samplers
pumps

Keywords

  • granite
  • NMAM 0600
  • quarry
  • respirable dust
  • Silica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Amran, S., Latif, M. T., Khan, F., Leman, A. M., Goh, E., & Jaafar, S. A. (2016). Silica dust exposure: Effect of filter size to compliance determination. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1784). [060048] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966886

Silica dust exposure : Effect of filter size to compliance determination. / Amran, Suhaily; Latif, Mohd Talib; Khan, Firoz; Leman, Abdul Mutalib; Goh, Eric; Jaafar, Shoffian Amin.

2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 060048.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Amran, S, Latif, MT, Khan, F, Leman, AM, Goh, E & Jaafar, SA 2016, Silica dust exposure: Effect of filter size to compliance determination. in 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1784, 060048, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016, Selangor, Malaysia, 13/4/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966886
Amran S, Latif MT, Khan F, Leman AM, Goh E, Jaafar SA. Silica dust exposure: Effect of filter size to compliance determination. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 060048 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966886
Amran, Suhaily ; Latif, Mohd Talib ; Khan, Firoz ; Leman, Abdul Mutalib ; Goh, Eric ; Jaafar, Shoffian Amin. / Silica dust exposure : Effect of filter size to compliance determination. 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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