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Document ID (ISN)28749
CIS number 78-490
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smoot D.M., Smith D.L., Schehl T.A.
Title Development of improved respirator cartridge and canister test methods.
Bibliographic information DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No.77-209, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA, July 1977. 70p. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract A literature survey of adsorption capacity data for charcoal (equations of Bohart-Adams, Mecklenburg, Klotz, Danby, SillÚn, Wheeler, van Dongen, Nelson; effects of moisture; solvent mixtures), is followed by a summary of laboratory tests conducted under this project, which consists of a proposed test method for organic vapour respirator sorbents. Recommendations are made for further research required to complete development of an improved test method for organic vapour respirator sorbents. An improved cartridge certification programme is proposed, based on estimated service lives of reusable cartridges against 80 selected organic vapours (presented in tabular form). The detailed test procedure is appended.
Descriptors (primary) gas removing respirators; compliance tests; sorbent filters
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; gas adsorption; respirators; description of technique; mathematical analysis; equipment testing; approval
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Labour inspection