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Document ID (ISN)104807
CIS number 06-360
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor J.R., O'Shaughnessy P.T., Reynolds S.J.
Title Estimating personal exposures based on mass balance material usage rates: Validation of a ventilation model in a spray paint booth
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.1, No.4, p.213-221. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract This research examined the validity of a model for estimating airborne contaminant concentrations based on the mass rate of change of compounds used during an industrial process. A study of an industrial spray painting operation involved estimation of the effective ventilation rate, sampling for organic compounds and simultaneously measuring the mass usage of these compounds during painting. The results indicated that the model does appear to be a useful additional tool for estimating worker exposures. However, the characteristics of specific ventilation systems must be understood before modelling is conducted.
Descriptors (primary) spray coating; exposure evaluation; organic solvents; spray booths
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; mathematical models; determination in air; ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Exposure evaluation