fine dust Articles

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Dust collection dilemma: ostrich egg dust

    Rick Peil from the Toolking Superstore was presented with an interesting dust collection dilemma. Tamera Seevers creates unique fine art out of ostrich eggs (www.tameraseeversstudio.com). Carving and finishing the ostrich eggs takes up to three months and creates a very fine, ostrich egg dust. Her problem was with her 1-micron bag on the dust collection system, the dust was still escaping into ...


    By American Fabric Filter Co

  • Dust Suppression With Gravelpave2

    Use of Gravelpave2 for pavement surfaces to restrict dust is a very viable suggestion, provided careful selection of the fine gravel fill is followed. Dust from gravel surfaces is created when vehicles pass over the surface - greater speed = greater dust and higher into air. Most gravel surfaces will have a wide range of particle sizes - from 1" to <200 screen (clay and silt sizes) or "dust". ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • The Nitty-Gritty of Dust Control

    Landfill owners and operators spend a lot of time focusing on containment: containment of waste; containment of leachate; containment of gas, litter, and odors. Quite often, containment of dust ranks near the bottom of the list. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of dust control. ...


    By Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

  • Down with road dust

    There are more than 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration, and, depending on the area of the country you're in, as much as 70% of that road mileage is unpaved. The 1997 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Air Quality and Emissions Trends Report states that those unpaved roads--which can cover a wide range of ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Your cell phone turns into dust

    For the sample preparation for the RoHS  analysis, several steps are necessary in order to achieve the desired degree of fineness. Optimal here are FRITSCH Mills.  Considering the characteristics of materials used for the construction of a cell phone the whole spectrum of hard-tough to hard-brittle up to soft, tough-elastic materials is found. Mentioned should be metals, ceramic parts ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Uni-wash wet dust collectors reduce industrial dust hazards

    Metal dust — it can be a fabricator’s worst nightmare. In particular, the combination of dry aluminum dust and steel dust is literally a disaster waiting to happen. The National Fire Protection Association has a list of metal dusts and the specific PPM that the air can hold of each before the serious risk of an explosion arises. As a worksite approaches the PPM safety limits of one or ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • The Function and Purpose of Portable Dust Collectors

    Portable dust collectors are movable devices that are useful to decrease and collect contaminant substances from the air in your work environment, producing units and plants. Portable dust collectors are small devices and portable, which means they can easily be transferred from place to place. Structure The ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Reducing the risk of dust explosion hazards

    In the wake of recent tragic and highly publicized dust explosions, companies are asking, 'Could that happen here?' and 'What can I do to prevent such an incident at my facility?' One approach is to manage dust explosion hazards as though they were subject to OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements (29 CFR 1910.119), even though dust hazards often are not covered under this ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Office Printers Emit Ultra fine particle pollution

    We’ve heard quite a bit about particulate matter PM10s and PM2.5s as components of air pollution that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Recent research papers are highlighting the dangers of ultra fine particles (UFPs), which have a diameter of less than 0.1 micrometres (or 100 nanometres). By contrast, the diameters of particulate pollution from PM10s and ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • Possible reuse of Egyptian controlled cement dust

    Possibilities for the reuse of controlled cement dust, collected from the hopper of the electrostatic precipitators installed on the different cement kilns of two of the three biggest companies for Portland cement production located to the south of Cairo, have been investigated. Twenty-one factors representing the physical properties and mineral and chemical composition of the cement dust were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CaO–LOI classification system for cement kiln dust

    Cement Kiln Dust (CKD), a residual of cement production, has been used effectively as a cement replacement, but there is a lack of guidance for its appropriate selection and performance in specific engineering applications. Since CKD is not a controlled product, the chemical composition and material properties differ from source to source like coal fly ash. This paper presents a dual–letter ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Which Portable Dust Collector Is Right for Your Workplace?

    When it comes to clean air regulations and dust collection systems, then these are nothing new. However, the new thing is the pressure that is being put on the implementation of those regulations. Even the smallest of companies and shops go through expensive fines if they do not obey this rule. Small areas may not need air filtration frequently and may also not have the required space to install ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Portable Dust Collectors can be very useful

    Thousands of industrial and commercial settings worldwide use portable dust collectors. Processes that create fumes, dust, mist or smoke require this system, as it is not only essential to remove the dust, but also ensures both the employees and work environment are safe. Design of a Portable Dust Collector ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Let’s Talk About the Design of Cartridge Dust Collectors

    When it comes to choosing a cartridge filter, the choice usually depends on the application. Systems with finer particles require a cartridge filter, and these come in the choice of two. Surface and Depth-Type Filters A surface filteris ideal when filtering remains of similar-sized particles. Depth-type filters capture pollutants and particles ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • How an Industrial Dust Collector Fixes Sawdust Problems

    Saw dust and wood dust are potential problems in all woodworking settings. Woodworking environments will always have wood and wood dust shavings, which can lead to many health and fire dangers. What Is Wood Dust? Wood dust is categorized as a particulate airborne pollutant. A precious tool like ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

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