Evaluation of a prototype portable microwave multi-gas analyzer.
NIOSH 1981 Aug; :1-25
An evaluation of a portable microwave multigas analyzer for its efficacy in measuring air contaminants in a workplace environment is presented. The evaluation focused on portability for field use; and versatility for several compounds including acetonitrile (75058), acetaldehyde (75070), acetone (67641), carbonyl-sulfide (463581), ethanol (64175), ethylene-oxide (75218), isopropanol (67630), methanol (67561), propylene-oxide (75569), and sulfur-dioxide (7446095) stability of measurement; simplicity of use. The authors conclude that versatility and simplicity of operation were adequate, but stability and portability were not. They suggest a program for improvement.
Gas-sampling; Analytical-instruments; Air-sampling-equipment; Air-quality-measurement; Monitors; Chemical-agent-detectors
75-05-8; 75-07-0; 67-64-1; 463-58-1; 64-17-5; 75-21-8; 67-63-0; 67-56-1; 75-56-9; 7446-09-5
NTIS Accession No.
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 25 pages, 6 references