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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Claire
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Shannon
dc.contributor.authorAgranovski, Igor
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T12:31:52Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T12:31:52Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0301-4797
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383574
dc.description.abstractAccurate estimation of particulate emissions is fundamental to assessing the air quality risks posed by existing and proposed open cut black coal mines. The currently available emission estimation techniques are based on a limited range of empirical studies, and the need for additional research and development of activity and region specific particulate emission estimation methods has been recognised. This paper presents the results of empirical testing of particulate emission rates for open area surfaces in open cut black coal mines in three Australian regions. The emission rates are provided for specific wind speeds, thus allowing adjustment of emission rates for prevailing meteorology in these regions. The influence of surface watering as a control technique is also considered. Particulate emission rates are presented for a range of coal mining sources, and for specific wind speeds. Comparison of the emission rates with the existing published research confirms the emission rates are consistent with current approaches. This research significantly expands our current understanding by presenting emission rates for a range of open area sources, for specific wind speeds and surface watering controls. This more detailed emission estimation dataset provides for adjustments to default particulate emission rates to allow site specific data to be integrated into emissions estimation. This will result in more accurate emissions estimates for existing and future projects and reduce the potential for significant over- or under-estimation of particulate emissions from surface sources in open cut coal mines.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom537
dc.relation.ispartofpageto544
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
dc.relation.ispartofvolume232
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.titleParticulate emission rates for open surfaces in Australian open cut black coal mines
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorRutherford, Shannon
gro.griffith.authorAgranovski, Igor E.
gro.griffith.authorRichardson, Claire M.


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