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An Overview of the Use of Solid Sorbents for Air Analysis.
NIOSH 1976 Jul:3-22
An overview is made of the use of solid sorbents for air analysis. Topics include standards lists and definitions; determination of an unsafe contaminant level, allowable factors for excursions above threshold limit values (TLVs); changes in the TLVs adopted by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, potential sampling problems; desorption efficiencies from coconut charcoal; priority of technical efforts, current methods status; proposed groups of contaminant species for methods development including solvent hydrocarbons, ethers, chlorinated aliphatics, volatile monomers, alcohols, nitriles, phenols, ketones, aldehydes, amines, inorganic gases, carcinogens, and pesticides; solid sorbent qualification and selection; prediction of adsorption; sorbent choice, specificity, modification, and characterization; and steps for development of a sampling and analysis procedure for a new species.
Air-contamination; Air-quality-control; Charcoal-adsorption; Organic-solvents; Toxic-substances; Toxic-gases; Analytical-methods; Exposure-limits; Air-quality-measurement; Measurement-methods; Sorption;
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-193
Second NIOSH Solid Sorbents Roundtable (Edited by E. V. Ballou), NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 76-193
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