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Document ID (ISN)64432
CIS number 95-937
ISSN - Serial title 0017-9906 - HLH - Zeitschrift für Heizung, Lüftung, Klimatechnik, Haustechnik
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Melenk K., Breunig P.
Title Ventilation system for workplaces with sorting table conveyors
Original title Raumlufttechnik an Sortierbandarbeitsplätzen [in German]
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.45, No.12, p.609-612. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract The sorting-table conveyor in a garbage composting plant in Germany was entirely enclosed for the installation of a ventilation system. All air polluted by smelly substances and pathogens in the breathing zone of workers who sort garbage into compostable and non-compostable components manually is removed by exhaust ventilation. Fresh air is supplied to each of the workplaces at the rate of 300m3/h. In addition, high thermal comfort is provided by the ventilation system. Tracer experiments revealed that unpolluted, fresh air is pushed deep down into the cabin so that even workers who have to bend over the sorting table conveyor are still within the unpolluted zone.
Descriptors (primary) garbage composting; picking table conveyors; odour control; infection control; ventilation systems; hand sorting
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; ventilation design; dangerous work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Ventilation
Waste collection and disposal
Heating and air conditioning