Accession Number : ADA119377

Title :   Dust Evaluation in the Cottonseed Oil Industry.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Jerry Franklin

PDF Url : ADA119377

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : Occupational exposure to cotton dust (heterogeneous mixture) is a potential hazard for approximately 560,000 workers employed throughout the U.S. cotton industry, where 84,000 are estimated to have the disease byssinosis. This investigation was designed to evaluate the dust conditions in the cleaning, delintering, hulling and separating, and baling processes of a cottonseed oil mill and to evaluate the performance and applicability of the Lumsden-Lynch vertical elutriator by utilizing Bendix and MSA personal samplers to collect side-by-side samples with the elutriator for gravimetric as well as microscopic analysis. Additionally, the variability of the heterogeneous cotton dust from process to process and season to season was evaluated.

Descriptors :   *Industrial hygiene, *Exposure(Physiology), *Dust, *Cotton, Industrial medicine, Occupational diseases, Respiratory diseases, Concentration(Composition), Standards, Industrial plants, Seeds, Oils, Industrial production, Sampling, Chemical analysis, Inhalation, Summer, Winter, Indoor air pollution, Theses

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE