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Document ID (ISN)101280
CIS number 03-280
ISSN - Serial title 1529-8663 - AIHA Journal
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Göen T., Müller J., Angerer J., Drexler H.
Title Determination of carbon disulfide at the workplace by sampling on charcoal tubes - Problems and solutions
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2002, Vol.63, No.5, p.659-663. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract The aim of the study was to check the reliability and comparability of different analytical methods for ambient monitoring of carbon disulfide (CS2). A stationary sampling system, consisting of a charcoal sampling tube and pump, and two personal sampling systems, consisting of a charcoal sampling tube and a portable pump and of a diffusive charcoal sampler were compared. For passive sampling, the recovery was determined by three different techniques. For a sampling time of six hours, the limit of quantification was 0.2ppm for the personal sampling and 0.01ppm for the stationary sampling system. The within-series precision was between 5 and 8%. For personal sampling, the between-series precision was between 9 and 12% using a passive sampler. The recovery ranged between 45 and 85% depending on the quotient of eluent volume and charcoal mass. The comparison of the two personal sampling methods in a field study using linear regression showed an excellent concordance of the methods. However, it was found that the method for determining air levels of CS2 by passive sampling was associated with high systematic errors, resulting in the possibility of highly underestimated CS2 exposure data.
Descriptors (primary) carbon disulfide; breathing atmosphere; comparative study; determination in air; adsorption sampling
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; description of technique; statistical evaluation; passive dosimeters
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances