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