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Dust emission rates from food processing.
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006; 13(2):251-7.AA

Abstract

A field study was performed to develop emission rates for dust exposure at a food processing facility. Eight 2-hour periods were monitored over 2 days. Area total suspended particulate samples were collected on 37 mm polyvinyl chloride filters with 5 mum pore size according to NIOSH Method 0500. Filters were analyzed gravimetrically. Ventilation and production activity data were collected during air sampling. Two mass balance models were used to calculate emission rates. The first was an experimental mass balance model, with the mass of contaminant generated determined by air flow and concentration measurements at room exit and entry points. The second treated the work environment as a completely mixed space, utilizing ventilation and area concentration measurements. Emission rates generated from mass balance models ranged from 2.09-542 mg/min for the various processing operations and food products. Process emission rates with production activity data allow estimation of dust exposure in similar facilities, and help direct development of exposure control strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 2121 W. Taylor (M/C 922) Chicago, IL 60612, USA. slacey@uic.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17195997

Citation

Lacey, Steven E., et al. "Dust Emission Rates From Food Processing." Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM, vol. 13, no. 2, 2006, pp. 251-7.
Lacey SE, Conroy L, Schoonover T, et al. Dust emission rates from food processing. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006;13(2):251-7.
Lacey, S. E., Conroy, L., Schoonover, T., Franke, J., Hedeker, D., & Forst, L. (2006). Dust emission rates from food processing. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM, 13(2), 251-7.
Lacey SE, et al. Dust Emission Rates From Food Processing. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2006;13(2):251-7. PubMed PMID: 17195997.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dust emission rates from food processing. AU - Lacey,Steven E, AU - Conroy,Lorraine, AU - Schoonover,Todd, AU - Franke,John, AU - Hedeker,Donald, AU - Forst,Linda, PY - 2007/1/2/pubmed PY - 2007/3/22/medline PY - 2007/1/2/entrez SP - 251 EP - 7 JF - Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM JO - Ann Agric Environ Med VL - 13 IS - 2 N2 - A field study was performed to develop emission rates for dust exposure at a food processing facility. Eight 2-hour periods were monitored over 2 days. Area total suspended particulate samples were collected on 37 mm polyvinyl chloride filters with 5 mum pore size according to NIOSH Method 0500. Filters were analyzed gravimetrically. Ventilation and production activity data were collected during air sampling. Two mass balance models were used to calculate emission rates. The first was an experimental mass balance model, with the mass of contaminant generated determined by air flow and concentration measurements at room exit and entry points. The second treated the work environment as a completely mixed space, utilizing ventilation and area concentration measurements. Emission rates generated from mass balance models ranged from 2.09-542 mg/min for the various processing operations and food products. Process emission rates with production activity data allow estimation of dust exposure in similar facilities, and help direct development of exposure control strategies. SN - 1232-1966 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17195997/Dust_emission_rates_from_food_processing_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/occupationalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -