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Document ID (ISN)57798
CIS number 92-589
ISBN(s) 0-11-885643-X
Year 1992
Convention or series no. MDHS 53
Health and Safety Executive
Title 1,3-Butadiene in air
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 7p. 11 ref. Price: GBP 2.50.
Abstract This guidance note is a revision of the 1986 edition (see CIS 88-961). A laboratory method using pumped molecular sieve absorbent tubes, thermal desorption and gas chromatography is described. The method is suitable for sampling over periods of 10min to 8hr and may be used for the determination of personal exposure and (by suitable modification) for fixed location monitoring. Suitable for the measurement of airborne butadiene gas in the concentration range 0.2-100mg/m3 for samples of 5L of air. The overall precision of the method is expected to be better than 10% (assuming a pump error of 5%). The bias is expected to be better than 5%. Any compound that co-elutes with the butadiene under the operating conditions chosen is a potential interferent.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; determination in air; butadiene
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; description of equipment; first aid; data sheet; replaced; description of technique; gas chromatography; sampling and analysis
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons