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3/31/2015 - Contracts and cooperative agreementsA contract to develop a monitor that can measure diesel particulate matter (DPM) in real time for at least a month and provide information on the mine-wide DPM concentrations to a central control station located on the surface.
6/1/2010 - Conference papersNIOSH has developed a portable elemental carbon monitoring device for use in underground mines. This paper discusses a variety of ways that this instrument has been used to help lower DPM concentrations and exposure to DPM in active mines.
Comparing Measurements of Carbon in Diesel Exhaust Aerosols Using the Aethalometer, NIOSH Method 5040, and SMPS4/1/2007 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe objective of this paper is to compare the results among (1) a NIOSH published standard to determine the mass of EC and OC on filter samples, (2) the aethalometer, which uses light extinction to measure "black carbon" or BC, and (3) measuring particl...