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Document ID (ISN)66208
CIS number 96-309
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1008-X
Year 1995
Convention or series no. MDHS 41/2
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive, Health and Safety Laboratory
Title Arsenic and inorganic compounds of arsenic (except arsine) in air
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Nov. 1995. 16p. Illus. 24 ref. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract This method updates and replaces MDHS 41 (see CIS 85-1616). Principle: particulate arsenic and arsenic compounds are collected on a membrane filter with a sodium carbonate-impregnated back-up paper pad. Arsenic trioxide vapour is collected by reaction with the sodium carbonate on the pad. The filter, pad and sample are digested in acid and the solution is prepared for hydride generation in a continuous flow or flow injection analysis hydride generation system. Gaseous arsine and hydrogen are separated and analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry. Scope: suitable for sampling over periods from 15 minutes to eight hours; not suitable for the determination of certain metal arsenides or in the presence of transition metals.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; determination in air; sampling and analysis; arsenic and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; arsenic; arsenic trioxide; description of technique; data sheet; atomic absorption spectrometry
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) Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances