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Document ID (ISN)109245
CIS number 09-137
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2296-212-08
Author(s) Braconnier R., Chaineaux C., Triolet J., Fontaine J.R., Sallé B.
Title Measurement of volatile liquid evaporation rates in work environments
Original title Mesures du flux d'évaporation de liquides volatils dans des ambiances de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 2008, No.212, p.61-71. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access http://www.hst.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/HST_ND%202296/$File/nd2296.pdf [in French]
Abstract This article presents results of an experimental study on volatile liquid evaporation from an open surface in contact with air. Measurements were taken under conditions similar to situations which can arise in workplaces. Mass flow rates were found to vary widely, depending on the type of volatile liquid, the surface air velocity and the temperature. Study results are compared with those provided by forecasting formulae available in the literature.
Descriptors (primary) volatile substances; liquids; atmospheric pollution; solvents; evaporation
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; description of technique; reliability; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Air pollution