Fugitive Industrial Particulate Emissions

This section is concerned with the dust generated in processing operations that is not collected through a primary exhaust or control system. Such emissions normally occur within buildings and are discharged to the atmosphere through forced- or natural-draft ventilation systems.

Industrial fugitive emissions contribute more than 50% of the total suspended and inhalable emissions (Cowherd and Kinsey 1986). In addition, these particulates frequently contain toxic or hazardous substances.

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