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Analysis of the Powdered Material Produced by Processing of Different Wood Samples

Eva Mračková, Verica Milanko, Dušan Gavanski, Borislav Simendić
Transactions of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Safety Engineering Series
2013, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 15-21
Doi: 10.2478/tvsbses-2013-0003
Mechanical wood processing creates a large quantity of wood waste and hazardous dust. If adequate measures for their removal from the workplace are not undertaken, there is a potential danger to the health, and even lives of the workers. A research was conducted in order to determine the degree of risk to workers in such workshops. Analyzed was the powdered material with the granulometric analysis produced during the processing of solid wood spruce (Picea abies L.) Karst., beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and of agglomerated material particleboard. A comparison was made between the particle size distribution of the powdered wood materials that are produced during processing on a thickness planer surface planer, and circular saw. In order to assess the health risks, also measured was the amount of finely powdered, airborne dust particles.
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