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Document ID (ISN)104757
CIS number 06-396
ISBN(s) 2-89631-008-8
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-430
Author(s) Roberge B., Gravel R.
Title Real time evaluation of formaldehyde vapours
Original title Evaluation en temps réel de vapeurs de formaldéhyde [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, 2005. ii, 31p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: CAD 5.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract As part of a broader programme on the impact of lowering the threshold limit value for formaldehyde, this study involved measuring formaldehyde concentrations in air using different direct reading instruments including two infrared spectrometers, an electrochemical cell analyser and a colorimetric reader. Some of the readings were inconsistent, possibly related to the presence of other organic compounds in the air. The report comments on these findings and presents the detailed results for the four instruments evaluated.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; determination in air; sampling and analysis
Descriptors (secondary) evaluation of equipment; infrared spectrophotometry; report; determination of concentration; electrochemical gas sensors; colorimetry; description of technique
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) Aldehydes