Graphite Dust Collection
Reducing the Risk of Graphite Dust Exposure
Graphite is one of the naturally occurring allotropes—different physical forms of an element—of carbon. While not as expensive as its fellow allotrope the diamond, graphite is still highly valuable. The substance has remarkable properties of conductivity and heat resistance, not to mention its usefulness as a lubricant.
Synthetic graphite has many of these qualities, as well. This substance is created in nanotube form and has many potential applications in electronics and aerospace.
Graphite is widely used in industry, but it carries risks when its dust gets airborne. At certain levels of exposure, graphite is an inhalation hazard. Controlling workplace dust is crucial for protecting workers and for complying with the various regulations that exist for graphite.