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Inhalable and respirable dust from coal-fired power plant

Mohd Din, Shamzani Affendy and Othman, Rashidi and Nik Yahya, Nik Nurul Hidayah and Hanapi, Norsyamimi (2015) Inhalable and respirable dust from coal-fired power plant. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (30). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0127–9696 E-ISSN 2180–3722

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Abstract

Among the anthropogenic air pollutant that lead to the global warming, this research focuses on the inhalable dust and respirable dust that comes from the emissions of coal. Recently, the demand of electricity supply in Malaysiais raising and leads to the diversification of its resources towards the non-renewable energy. Coal-fired power plant emission had been recognized as one of the manmade sources of particulate matter. 8-hours personal particulate matter sampling had been done at a coal-fired power plant with 7-hole sampler at 2 L/min air flow and cyclone sampler at 2.2 L/min air flow. This study found that 96.78 % of the result from total inhalable dust exceeds the PM10DOE Malaysia standard of 0.15mg/m3. The percentage ratio of respirable towards total inhalable dust is 50.25%. Further analysis showed that as the temperature increases, the particulate matter concentration also increases. It is believed that the smaller particles offer higher degree of human health risk. The particulate from coal with aerodynamic diameter of 2.5 micron and lesser can be deposited into deeper part of lung and provide adverse health impact towards the public or residence of surrounding coal-fired power plant location area, generally and coal-fired power plant workers, in specific.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3890/47068
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human health; Inhalable dust; Meterological factor; Power plant; Respirable dust
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Dr Shamzani Affendy Mohd Din
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2016 14:52
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 10:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47068

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