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dc.contributor.authorVelusami, Balasubramanian
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Thomas P
dc.contributor.authorGrogan, Helen M
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T10:09:29Z
dc.date.available2014-01-27T10:09:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.citationB. Velusami, T. P. Curran, H. M. Grogan. Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Emissions in the Human-Occupied Zone during Disturbance and Removal of Stored Spent Mushroom Compost. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 2013, 19(4): 277-291. DOI: 10.13031/jash.19.10444en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1074-7583
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/520
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.13031/jash.19.10444
dc.identifier.urihttp://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=44182&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.descriptionThe authors wish to acknowledge financial support from Teagasc under the Walsh Fellowship Program 2007-2010, from the UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary Medicine under Research Equipment Funding 2008, and from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ireland, for funding under the National Development Plan 2007-2013
dc.description.abstractHydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas levels were monitored in the human-occupied zone at four spent mushroom compost (SMC) storage sites during removal of SMC for application on agricultural land. During SMC removal operations, H2S gas monitors were mounted on the outside of the tractor, positioned at the SMC periphery, and worn by individual tractor drivers. The highest H2S concentrations (10 s average) detected outside the tractor, at the SMC periphery, and for the tractor driver were, respectively, 454, 249, and 100 ppm for the outdoor sites and 214, 75, and 51 ppm for the indoor sites. The highest short-term exposure values (STEV, over a 15 min period) outside the tractor, at the SMC periphery, and for the tractor driver were 147, 55, and 86 ppm for the outdoor sites and 19, 9, and 10 ppm for the indoor sites. The values exceeded the current maximum permissible concentration limit of 10 ppm for all the sites except for the SMC periphery and tractor driver at the indoor sites. Results suggest that H2S levels detected at indoor storage sites during SMC removal are lower compared to outdoor storage sites. Results indicate that there is a substantial health and safety risk associated with working in the vicinity of stored SMC when it is being disturbed and removed for land application, and that the risk is great for the tractor driver. This article discusses possible control measures and lists recommendations to reduce the risks.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipTeagasc Walsh Fellowship Programmeen_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipUCD School of Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary Medicine
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineersen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health;vol 19
dc.subjectHydrogen sulfideen_GB
dc.subjectHealth and safetyen_GB
dc.subjectSpent mushroom composten_GB
dc.subjectTractor driveren_GB
dc.titleHydrogen Sulfide Gas Emissions in the Human-Occupied Zone during Disturbance and Removal of Stored Spent Mushroom Composten_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
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