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Filtering efficiency of respirators against diesel exhaust

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Current research on the filtering efficiency of respirators against diesel engine emissions will be reviewed, gaps in the literature identified, and a proposal for future research will be presented.

    Although AS/NZS approved respirators are tested using a standard aerosol challenge; their efficiency against diesel engine emissions is not evaluated.

    AS the first stage of a research masters project, the proposal is to evaluate currently available respirators to determine the protection provided against diesel engine emissions and potentially drive future respirator design, will be described.

    The final aim of this project is to ensure manufacturers and end users of Respiratory Protective Devices have adequate knowledge to provide protection against exposure to these carcinogenic substances in the working environment.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Burton, K., Whitelaw, J. & Jones, A. L. (2013). Filtering efficiency of respirators against diesel exhaust. 2013 AIOH Conference Proceedings (pp. 183-183). Conference Proceedings: Aust Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 183

Place Of Publication


  • Conference Proceedings

Abstract


  • Current research on the filtering efficiency of respirators against diesel engine emissions will be reviewed, gaps in the literature identified, and a proposal for future research will be presented.

    Although AS/NZS approved respirators are tested using a standard aerosol challenge; their efficiency against diesel engine emissions is not evaluated.

    AS the first stage of a research masters project, the proposal is to evaluate currently available respirators to determine the protection provided against diesel engine emissions and potentially drive future respirator design, will be described.

    The final aim of this project is to ensure manufacturers and end users of Respiratory Protective Devices have adequate knowledge to provide protection against exposure to these carcinogenic substances in the working environment.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Burton, K., Whitelaw, J. & Jones, A. L. (2013). Filtering efficiency of respirators against diesel exhaust. 2013 AIOH Conference Proceedings (pp. 183-183). Conference Proceedings: Aust Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 183

Place Of Publication


  • Conference Proceedings