|Document ID (ISN)||112180|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||A screening tool for identifying volatile organic compounds in a workplace atmosphere
||Le "screening", un outil pour l'identification des composés organiques volatils dans une atmosphère de travail [in French]|
||3rd quarter 2011, No.224, p.19-27. Illus. 28 ref.
||This article presents a method for identifying chemicals in workplace atmospheres. The proposed technique consists of air sampling through a tube containing successive layers of adsorbents known for their capacity to capture specific classes of chemicals. The behaviour of three commercial multi-layer tubes was studied using substances having various properties, in presence of humidity and for various volumes and sampling throughputs. The technique was validated in 23 enterprises. Sampling enabled the identification of volatile organic compounds in workplace air and more specific evaluations conducted jointly confirmed the findings.
||atmospheric pollution; organic compounds; volatile substances; chemical products; sampling and analysis; determination in air
||adsorption sampling; detector tubes; reliability; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)