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Título: Characterization of airborne particles generated from metal active gas welding process
Autor: Guerreiro, C.
Gomes, J. F.
Carvalho, P.
Santos, T. J. G.
Miranda, R. M.
Albuquerque, Paula
Palavras-chave: Alveolar deposited surface area
Arc welding
Welding fumes
Data: Mai-2014
Editora: Informa Healthcare
Citação: GUERREIRO, C.; GOMES, J. F.; CARVALHO, P.; SANTOS, T. J. G.; MIRANDA, R. M.; ALBUQUERQUE, P. - Characterization of airborne particles generated from metal active gas welding process. Inhalation Toxicology. ISSN 0895-8378. Vol. 26, nr. 6 (2014), p. 345-352.
Resumo: This study is focused on the characterization of particles emitted in the metal active gas welding of carbon steel using mixture of Ar + CO2, and intends to analyze which are the main process parameters that influence the emission itself. It was found that the amount of emitted particles (measured by particle number and alveolar deposited surface area) are clearly dependent on the distance to the welding front and also on the main welding parameters, namely the current intensity and heat input in the welding process. The emission of airborne fine particles seems to increase with the current intensity as fume-formation rate does. When comparing the tested gas mixtures, higher emissions are observed for more oxidant mixtures, that is, mixtures with higher CO2 content, which result in higher arc stability. These mixtures originate higher concentrations of fine particles (as measured by number of particles by cm 3 of air) and higher values of alveolar deposited surface area of particles, thus resulting in a more severe worker's exposure.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/3673
ISSN: 0895-8378
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