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Collaborative Testing of Activated Charcoal Sampling Tubes for Seven Organic Solvents.
Scott Research Laboratories, Inc., Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania 1973 Sep:220 pages
A study was conducted to determine whether using activated charcoal tubes should constitute a NIOSH recommended method for the sampling of organic vapors. This study was performed to aid in fulfilling the responsibilities of NIOSH under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 which called for the development of sampling and analytical methods for toxic substances for which standards have been established. The program objective was accomplished through a collaborative test program involving 15 participating laboratories and seven organic solvents. This report includes information concerning the selection of collaborating laboratories, documentation of the test method, testing of charcoal tubes, seminar for analysis, experimental design of phase-I analysis, generation of phase-I samples, experimental design of phase-II analysis, generation of phase-II samples, and analysis of phase-I and phase-II samples. Also discussed in this report were the analysis of back up charcoal sections, determination of desorption factors, analysis of 5% threshold limit values, outlier results, sampling errors, and comments from collaborators.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0098; Analytical-methods; Air-quality-monitoring; Air-sampling; Analytical-chemistry; Chemical-analysis; Solvent-vapors; Air-sampling-equipment;
Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Scott Research Laboratories, Inc., Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania
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