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Survey for N-Nitroso Compounds at Industrial Products Plant, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio.
Thermo Electron Research Center, Waltham, Massachusetts 1978 Apr:10 pages
A survey was taken at Industrial Products Factory, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, (SIC-3011) Akron, Ohio, to determine worker exposure to N-nitroso compounds, especially with regard to airborne volatile nitrosamines in the rubber (9006046) industry. Area air samples were pumped through a vacuum trap containing 45ml of 1 N KOH solution at a flow rate of 1.5 to 20l/min. for 3 hours. The sample was loaded onto a Jetube perimpregnated with 15ml dichloromethane (75092). GC/TEA (66400) conditions were used for volatile nitrosamine detection. HPLC/TEA was constructed by sequentially connecting a high pressure pump, an injector, a Lichrosorb Si60 column, and a thermal energy analysis (TEA). Solvent systems used included 100% acetone (67641), 50% acetone and 50% isooctane (540841), and 25% acetone and 75% isooctane. N-nitroso compound was not detected in any bulk samples at a detection limit of 0.5 micrograms/g. The carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (62759) was identified by HPLC/TEA and confirmed by GC/TEA in all samples.
NIOSH-Publication; Field-Study; NIOSH-Survey; Region-5; IWS; Environmental-contamination; Analytical-methods; Rubber-manufacturing-industry; Air-quality-measurement; Polymers; Carcinogens;
9006-04-6; 75-09-2; 66-40-0; 67-64-1; 540-84-1; 62-75-9;
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Thermo Electron Research Center, Waltham, Massachusetts; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hea Ohio, Walk-Through Survey Report, 10 pages, 11 references
Thermo Electron Research Center Waltham, Massachusetts
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