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Carbon tetrachloride replacement compounds for organic vapor air-purifying respirator cartridge and activated carbon testing - a review.

Authors
Moyer-ES; Smith-SJ; Wood-GO
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 2001 Jul/Aug; 62(4):494-507
NIOSHTIC No.
20021816
Abstract
This article reviews efforts by researchers and organizations around the world to identify chemicals as substitutes for carbon tetrachloride in measuring activated carbon activity (adsorption capacity) or organic vapor air-purifying respirator cartridge (or other packed carbon bed) breakthrough times. Such measurements usually are done to determine if a minimum performance standard is met. Different criteria have been established, supporting data developed and used, and conclusions reached. This article presents relevant published, unpublished, obscure, and recalculated data which the reader can use to make a choice of replacement chemical and testing conditions. No recommendations for a specific replacement chemical are endorsed or promoted in this review.
Keywords
Respirators; Organic-vapors; Performance-capability; Standards; Regulations; Air-purifying-respirators; Air-purifiers; Air-purification
Contact
Gerry O. Wood, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Group, ESH-5 Mail Stop K486, Los Alamos, NM 87545
CODEN
AIHAAP
CAS No.
56-23-5
Publication Date
20010701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0002-8894
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
State
WV; NM
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