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Document ID (ISN)112180
CIS number 11-0842
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. ND 2346-224-11
Author(s) Oury B.
Title A screening tool for identifying volatile organic compounds in a workplace atmosphere
Original title Le "screening", un outil pour l'identification des composés organiques volatils dans une atmosphère de travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2011, No.224, p.19-27. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) atmospheric pollution; organic compounds; volatile substances; chemical products; sampling and analysis; determination in air
Descriptors (secondary) adsorption sampling; detector tubes; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Air pollution