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Document ID (ISN)107279
CIS number 07-1370
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chalbot M.C., Vei I., Lykoudis S., Kavouras I.G.
Title Particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and n-alkanes in recycled paper processing operations
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.137, No.2, p.742-751. Illus. 49 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) aromatic hydrocarbons; respirable dust; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aliphatic hydrocarbons; recycling of materials; pulp and paper industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; mass spectrometry; fluorene; benzo(a)pyrene; gas chromatography; health hazards; sampling and analysis; determination in air; benzoperylene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Paper and paper products industry
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Exposure evaluation
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons