Trends in the Instrumental Assessment of lndustrial Dustiness

CIM Bulletin, 1969

W. A. BARDSWICK, Associate Professor ( Environments); F. T. M. WHITE, Macdonald Professor, Department of Mining Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Que.

The parameters of airborne minerallic particulates which create industrial dustiness, together with the physiological hazards caused by their inhalation, are reviewed. Various techniques of dust sampling are discussed and analysed, and the parameters referred to above are classified as the basis for methods of assessing the physical, chemical and mineralogical characteristics of dust-particle suspensions. The paper surveys those methods of assessment currently accepted by various statutory authorities, and reviews other methods that warrant attention and newer techniques that are being developed.
Keywords: Air, Dust, Dust sampling, Dust Sampling, McGill University, precipitator, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Hazard, Mines, particles, Particulates, Sampling