Pandey, J.K. (2006) Pattern of Hexa-Valent Chromium in Air Borne Respirable Dust Generated at Various workplaces in Opencast Chromite Mines. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment , 114. pp. 211-223. ISSN 0167-6369

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The paper presents a study into air borne respirable dust (ARD) concentration at various workplaces in two open cast chromite mines of Sukinda chromite belt, India. One of these mines is mechanised and the other one is semi-mechanised. The study has been conducted in three phases and ARD concentration has been measured at various workplaces in both the mines. Apart from the determination of ARD concentration, the dust samples collected on filter papers were analysed for hexa-valent chromium by colorimetric method and Cr(VI) direct absorption measurement. In addition, the particle size ranges in ARD have been determined by using cascade impactor fitted onto high volume samplers and laser guided particle size analyser. The paper finally presents a comparison betweenARDconcentration vis-`a-vis the presence of hexa-valent chromium concentration in collected samples of both mechanised and semi-mechanised mines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: air borne respirable dust, particle size distribution, hexa-valent chromium, chromite mining
Subjects: Non Coal Ventilation, Fire Gallery and Metallurgy
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2017 10:12

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