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Mine Haul Road Fugitive Dust Emission And Exposure Characterisation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR030111

Volume

7

Pages

7

Published

2003

Size

1245.96 kb

Author(s)

R. Thompson & A.T. Visser

Abstract

Mine haul road fugitive dust emission and exposure characterisation R.J. ' ~ h o m ~ s o n ~ & A.T. visser2 '~eparttrrcnl of Mining Engineering '~epartrncnt of C1i-\)il & Bro-systc.n~s hzgirzeering. L'nivrr~lfi.. of Pretoria, L';outh Africa Abstract Excessivc dust generation from unpaved mine haul roads is a problem common to most surface mining operations and especially so in scmi-arid and arid areas. Optunal wearing course material selection parameters reduce, but do not totally eliminate the potential to produce dust. Mincs rarely have optimally designcd and maintained roads: and the problem of identifying the haul road dust dcfccl, quantifying its impact on health-risk and assigning remediation priorities within thc constraints of limited capital and inanpower is problematic. This paper describes fugi~ive dust emission and operator-exposure characteristics associated with mine haul trucks running on unpavcd mine haul roads in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following a description of fugitive dust emi

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