Evaluation on effect of abrasive blasting media to the environment and human safety and health

Zakaria, Hanis and Hassan, Suhaimi and Azmi, Mohd Azham (2020) Evaluation on effect of abrasive blasting media to the environment and human safety and health. In: Recent Development in Industrial and Indoor Environment Research Studies. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-967-2916-43-7

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Abrasive blasting is one of the methods available for cleaning and finishing for materials using abrasive media towards the workpiece. These include surface cleaning of steels, bricks and concrete. This method is favorable due to fast process and high quality for coating process which increase its efficiency and productivity. However, sand blasting produces significant noise and vibrations, and an effluent cloud consisting of dust, waste sands and contaminants which considered safety risks to on-site personnel and hazardous to surrounding environment. Also, the abrasive blasting requires high working pressure for blasting and be conducted in a controlled working space environment. Since the sand blasting particles are small, and the failure of some workers to abide tight regulation, has made the workers prone to health and safety problems. This research aims to evaluate the effect of abrasive blasting and its processes towards the environment and also human's health and safety. This research is divided into three main areas. The first method assess the process of sand blasting. Some industries are evaluated for chemical hazard risk assessment, of which will be compared with the guidelines under Malaysia legislation body. The second approach will analyse the materials used for sand blasting. These include the blasting media and also parts to be blasted. The chemical compositions and geometry before and after blasting processes will be evaluated in respect of human safety and health...

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research, Industrial; Technological innovations; Government publications--Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175-178 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4-60.8 Industrial engineering. Management engineering > T57-57.97 Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods > T57.6-57.97 Operations research. Systems analysis
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2022 07:55
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 07:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3100

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