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Coal Dust Exposure Characteristic and Impact on Respiratory Impairment from Coal Unloading Station in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia
 
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Doctoral Program of Enviromental Science, Graduate School, Universitas Sriwijaya, JI. Padang Selasa No. 524 Bukit Besar, Palembang 30139, South Sumatra, Indonesia
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Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Sriwijaya University. Jalan Raya Palembang-Prabumulih km 32, Indralaya, Indonesia
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Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sriwijaya, Jl. Raya Palembang-Prabumulih km 32 Indralaya, Ogan Ilir, Sumatera Selatan 30662, Indonesia
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Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Sriwijaya, Palembang, Indonesia
AUTOR DO KORESPONDENCJI
Arie Wahyudi   

Doctoral Program of Enviromental Science, Graduate School, Universitas Sriwijaya, JI. Padang Selasa No. 524 Bukit Besar, Palembang 30139, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Data publikacji: 01-07-2022
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2022; 23(7):113–120
 
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Coal hauling, loading, and transportation activities impacted the emergence of coal dust which is harmful to health. Coal dust exposed from coal unloading stations and coal waterway transportation is escaped attention. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of coal dust, the influence of climate parameters on the spread of coal dust, and its impact on the health of children under five in the exposed area. Coal dust characteristics and concentrations of PM PM2.5 and PM10 were analyzed from ten points spread across three mining companies (A, B, and C). The effect of climate parameters on PM2.5 and PM10 was tested statistically. The results of the chemical analysis revealed that coal dust was dominated by the high content of Si, Al, S, and Fe. The concentration of PM2.5 and PM10 is affected by wind speed. PM2.5 and PM10 can exceed the annual threshold value, which has caused a high incidence of respiratory problems in two sub-districts, namely Makrayu and Gandus.