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Document ID (ISN)18718
CIS number 73-1597
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reist P.C., Cole H.M.
Title A simple procedure for the routine testing of respirator sorbents
Bibliographic information Aug. 1972, Vol.33, No.8, p.523-525. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract Description of a simplified procedure for testing respirator sorbents for breakthrough, using chemical detector tubes in place of sophisticated analytical methods. The apparatus consists mainly of a test gas bottle, glass tubing, valves and meters, a cartridge holder and a detector tube suitable for the test gas concerned. The detector tube is used qualitatively only to measure breakthrough time. Experiments carried out with SO2 sorbent cartridges showed good agreement with the standard ASTM electrical conductivity method.
Descriptors (primary) gas removing respirators; toxic substances; filter testing; biological hazards; sorbent filters
Descriptors (secondary) air purifying respirators; description of equipment; sorbents; periodical checks; colorimetry; detector tubes; air filtration
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Respiratory protection