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Conference Paper

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David Cliff, Nikky LaBranche, Mark Shepherd and Fritz Djukic, Improving Respirable Coal Dust Exposure Monitoring and Control, Proceedings of the 18th Coal Operators' Conference, Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 300-304.


This paper will present the progress results of this research project commissioned by ACARP to establish the state of the art with respect to: • Current dust suppression and prevention controls and their effectiveness, • The basis for setting an exposure standard for respirable coal dust, • The current trends in exposure data and any underlying points of concern or interest, • The capacity to monitor respirable coal dust in real time – what techniques are available and what are their limitations, • Current research into reducing exposure to respirable coal dust, • Future directions for research into better control of respirable coal dust exposure.