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Exposure Assessments of Chemical Risk Factors to Airborne Contaminants in Foundry Process
주물사업장 내 공기중 화학적 유해인자 노출 평가
Bae, Hye-Jeong;Nam, Mi-Ran;Lee, Sang-Man;Jung, Yu-Jin;Shon, Byung-Hyun;Phee, Young-Gyu;Jung, Jong-Hyeon
- Received : 2015.03.12
- Accepted : 2015.05.18
- Published : 2015.05.30
This study was performed to identify the state of the exposure and characteristics of pollutants by each process at 4 casting sites located in Gyeongsang-do from April to November 2013. The concentrations of methanol, crystallized silica glass, formaldehyde and phenol were analyzed by different process - casting process, molding process, core process, and shakeout & finishing process. The highest concentration of methanol was found in casting and molding process, whereas the highest concentration of crystalline quartz(Silica) was observed in core process. The most oxidized steel dusts and the highest concentration of fume were found in shakeout & finishing process. As a result of this study, those labors working at the casting site were found to be constantly exposed to various forms of hazardous chemicals; therefore, it is considered that this is the time to manage and plan how to reduce them. In addition, it is required to thoroughly manage the local exhauster, and improve the process and working environment to reduce various forms of hazardous chemicals.
Foundry process;Hazards contaminants;Health risk factors;Exposure characteristics
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