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Determination of alkylamine permeation through protective gloves using aliphatic amine pads.

Authors
Vo-E; Berardinelli-SP
Source
J Environ Monit 1999 Dec; 1(6):545-546
NIOSHTIC No.
20027808
Abstract
A quantitative study of alkylamine permeation through a glove material using Permea-Tec aliphatic amine pads, used for the detection of chemical breakthrough of protective clothing, was performed for triethylamine following a microwave-extraction process and gas chromatographic analysis. Triethylamine exhibited >99% adsorption on the pads at a spiking level of 729 ng (1.0 ml). Triethylamine showed recoveries from 63 to 90% (RSD 5%) over the range 0.2-1.0 ml (146-729 ng) applied to pads. The ASTM F739 standard and direct permeability testing procedures were used to determine breakthrough times for five protective glove materials using triethylamine as a challenge chemical. Breakthrough times for six protective gloves were determined ranging from 40 s to >4 h. The quantitative concentration of triethylamine on the pads following permeation through the gloves was also determined, ranging from 101 to 103 ng cm/2 (382-386 ng per pad).
Keywords
Protective-clothing; Gloves; Quantitative-analysis; Testing-equipment; Gas-chromatography; Amines; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Chemical-analysis; Analytical-chemistry; Adsorbents; Statistical-analysis
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV, 26505, USA
CODEN
JEMOFW
Publication Date
19991201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
1464-0325
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
State
WV
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