|Document ID (ISN)||48524|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Moyer E.S., Berardinelli S.P.
||Penetration of methyl isocyanate through organic vapor and acid gas respirator cartridges
||Apr. 1987, Vol.48, No.4, p.315-323. Illus. 15 ref.
||This study evaluated the 2 types of respirator cartridges in order to recommend equipment for emergency protection. Penetration tests were conducted at 3 or 4 methyl isocyanate (MIC) challenge concentrations and at 3 different humidity conditions. In general, breakthrough times (1% of challenge concentration) were very short (< 20min). Also, high relative humidity decreased the breakthrough time of MIC. No air purifying respirator was recommended because of the high toxicity and lack of warning properties of MIC.
||gas removing respirators; toxic gases; methyl isocyanate; evaluation of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)