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Document ID (ISN)108463
CIS number 08-908
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-217-7
Year 2008
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-542
Author(s) Cossement D., Bellasfar I., Dubois P.D., Bose T.K., Lara J., Drolet D., Lemay F., Fortin Z.
Title Development and validation of a tool for calculating the service life of organic vapour filter cartridges
Original title Mise au point et validation d'un outil de calcul du temps de service des cartouches filtrantes pour vapeurs organiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2008. vi, 60p. Illus. 30 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-542.pdf [in French]
Abstract By studying the filter capacity and service life of respiratory protective cartridges, the IRSST demonstrated in earlier work that in the case of mixtures of pollutants, the use of a mask with saturated cartridges can be more dangerous than no mask at all. Researchers have developed a software that estimates the service life of chemical cartridges that filter the vapours of 145 solvents, most of which are mentioned in the Regulation concerning occupational health and safety. This project also led to the development of a computer tool used to establish a replacement sequence for filter cartridges.
Descriptors (primary) gas removing respirators; Quebec; computer applications; volatile substances; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; Canada; description of technique; sorbent filters; service life; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection