|Document ID (ISN)||107279|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Chalbot M.C., Vei I., Lykoudis S., Kavouras I.G.
||Particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and n-alkanes in recycled paper processing operations
||Sep. 2006, Vol.137, No.2, p.742-751. Illus. 49 ref.
||The aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic fractions of dust collected in the vicinity of recycled paper processing operations were analysed using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Total measured dust concentration (up to 8.73mg/m3) fluctuated substantially in the various steps of paper manufacture. Particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) (from fluorene to benzo[g,h,i]perylene with mean concentrations from 3.8 to 41.4ng/m3) and the mixture of branched, cyclic and unsaturated hydrocarbons were measured in all samples, while n-alkanes from n-C220l to n-C27, were only observed in cutting and packaging areas (180.6 to 4297.9ng/m3). Total benzo[α]pyrene-equivalent concentrations of particulate PAHs, which varied from 323 up to 1104pg/m3, provided evidence that workers were exposed to high quantities of PAHs, posing a long-term threat to their health.
||aromatic hydrocarbons; respirable dust; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aliphatic hydrocarbons; recycling of materials; pulp and paper industry; exposure evaluation
||airborne dust; mass spectrometry; fluorene; benzo(a)pyrene; gas chromatography; health hazards; sampling and analysis; determination in air; benzoperylene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Greece|
||Paper-making and printing
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Paper and paper products industry
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons