|Document ID (ISN)||106017|
|Convention or series no.
||Guba C., Kuhlmann G.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Pollution by sulfuric acid in pickling workshops
||Belastung durch Schwefelsäure in Beizereien [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2005. 52p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: EUR 9.50.
||http://www.baua.de/nn_28516/de/Publikationen/Forschungsberichte/2005/Fb1044,xv=vt.pdf [in German]
||Sulfuric acid is widely used, in particular for treating metal surfaces. Workers in pickling workshops are exposed to sulfuric acid aerosols that have corrosive effects on the skin and the respiratory tract. In this study involving 156 pickling workshops, worker exposure was evaluated by means of ambient and breathing air sampling. Findings showed that most workshops were in compliance with threshold limit values. Measures aimed at limiting worker exposure to sulfuric acid (increase in ventilation flow, local exhaust) were proposed in several cases where MAK values were exceeded.
||aerosols; determination in air; sulfuric acid; pickling liquors
||threshold limit values; personal sampling; report; sampling and analysis; limitation of exposure; ventilation; survey; Germany
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Inorganic sulfur compounds