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Document ID (ISN)63426
CIS number 94-2040
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0676-7
Year 1994
Convention or series no. MDHS 10/2
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive, Occupational Medicine and Hygiene Laboratory
Title Cadmium and inorganic compounds of cadmium in air
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury CO10 6FS, Suffolk, United Kingdom, June 1994. 12p. 22 ref. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This method for the determination of cadmium and inorganic compounds of cadmium in air updates and replaces MDHS 10 (see CIS 81-1958). The method is suitable for sampling over periods in the range 15min to 8h. Principle: a measured volume of air is drawn through a filter mounted in an inhalable or respirable dust sampler, the filter and collected sample are treated with nitric acid and the resultant solution is analyzed in an atomic absorption spectrometer. Detection limits correspond to cadmium in air concentrations of 1.2g/m3 and 4g/m3 for flame atomic absorption spectrometry and 0.024g/m3 and 0.08g/m3 for electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; determination in air; sampling and analysis
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; atomic absorption spectrometry; data sheet; description of technique; cadmium
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) Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances