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Document ID (ISN)105164
CIS number 06-657
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2239-201-05
Author(s) Courtois B., Le Brech A., Diebold F., Lafon D.
Title Diesel engines and pollution in confined spaces
Original title Moteurs diesel et pollution en espace confiné [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2005, No.201, p.45-62. Illus. 59 ref.
Internet access$FILE/nd2239.pdf [in French]
Abstract Exhaust fume pollution from internal combustion engines powering heavy-duty mining, materials handling and earthmoving equipment may be important, depending on the site, traffic density and operating frequency. This paper reviews current knowledge in this field and proposes suitable means for limiting the toxic effects of various pollutants. In particular, it focuses on diesel engine-powered off-road vehicles, but also provides information on spark ignition engines on certain road vehicles. Other sections cover the prevention of exposure to both heavy lorry and light vehicle exhaust fumes.
Descriptors (primary) diesel engines; toxic gases; atmospheric pollution; exhaust gases; confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; carcinogens; legal aspects; work in confined spaces; trucks; construction equipment; earthmoving equipment; mining machines; air filtration; limitation of exposure; exposure evaluation; health hazards; tunnelling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Environmental pollution
Air pollution