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Exhaust Exposure Potential from the Combustion of JP-8 Jet Fuel in C-130Engines 9781423537731

Exhaust Exposure Potential from the Combustion of JP-8 Jet Fuel in C-130Engines

ISBN-10: 1423537734
ISBN-13: 9781423537731
PUBLISHER: Storming Media
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Product Description: This project was requested by the Air Force Institute of Environment Safety and Health Risk Analysis to evaluate personal exposure to turbine engine exhaust. Quantifiable indicators of exhaust exposure were identified based on selected components of turboprop exhaust - soot-borne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), elemental carbon particulate matter and carbon dioxide. Since there were no U.S. occupational exposure limits (OELs) for the first two components, working OELs were chosen by analogy to assess exposure potential. Airborne concentrations of soot-borne PAH were compared with a working OEL of 0. 2 mg/cu m(3)and elemental carbon particulate matter with 0.05 mg/cu m(3), both on an 8-hour time weighted average (TWA) basis. No PAH were detected with NIOSH Analytical Method 5506. Breathing zone levels were less than 10 percent of working OELs. Estimated transient elemental carbon particulate concentrations periodically exceeded excursion limits for the working OEL (0.15 mg/cu m(3) for 30-min excursions and 0.25 mg/cu m(3) for 5-minute excursions). The photoelectric aerosol sensor (PAS) is a quantitative instrument known to respond to particle-bound PAH. The PAS is useful for identifying turbine engine exhaust concentration gradients throughout the workplace. Its short averaging time permits correlation of work activities with exposure events and allows documenting process conditions in a near real-time and time history fashion. This instrument needs more developmental work before its response can be stated in terms of an OEL for turbine engine exhaust. TWA elemental carbon concentrations were highly correlated with computed averages of PAS output.

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