Measurement of Exhaust Emissions from Diesel-Powered Forklifts during Operations in Ammunition Storage Magazines.
Final technical rept. 8 Sep 83-28 Apr 84,
PEDCO ENVIRONMENTAL INC CINCINNATI OH
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Indoor air quality was monitored in Stradley-type ammunition magazines during the use of diesel-powered forklifts. The monitoring took place during storage and handling operations. Both breathing zone personal and continuous monitoring data were collected during the operation of the two vehicles. Total suspended particulates, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen, sulfuric acid as total sulfates, total hydrocarbons, and odorants were monitored. Test results indicated that the impact of diesel exhaust on magazine air quality depends largely on the operations being performed. The warehousing operations presented the greater potential risk to the health and safety of Army personnel. Nitrogen dioxide was the only exhaust component of those measured that presents a potentially serious health risk. A statistical test of the air quality data collected during warehousing operations indicated that the operation of one of the vehicles is significantly cleaner than that of the other.
- Air Pollution and Control