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Evaluation of a Coated Filter Sampling Method for the Determination of Isocyanate Concentrations in Air.


PB87205001

Publication Date 1987
Personal Author Seymour, M. J.
Page Count 34
Abstract An alternative sampling device was evaluated for the determination of isocyanates in air. Diphenylmethane and 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine were used to coat a glass fiber filter. The piperazine reacted with aromatic and aliphatic isocyanates, forming ureas. High pressure liquid chromatography was used to analyze these ureas with electrochemical detection. The mixing of the isocyanate aerosol with the reagent was facilitated by the diphenylmethane. When compared with the results obtained using a reference impinger method in laboratory sampling, the isocyanate air concentrations recorded from the coated filter method were higher. When tested in the field, air concentrations determined from the impinger samplers for more than 50 percent of the sample pairs were higher than those obtained by the filter sample method. The author concludes that this coated filter method was not reliable enough to be used for determining isocyanate aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere of a work environment.
Keywords
  • Air filters
  • Isocyanates
  • Air pollution
  • Coatings
  • Piperazines
  • Ureas
  • Filtration
  • Aerosols
  • Sampling
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Diphenyl/methane
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198720
Evaluation of a Coated Filter Sampling Method for the Determination of Isocyanate Concentrations in Air.
Evaluation of a Coated Filter Sampling Method for the Determination of Isocyanate Concentrations in Air.
PB87205001

  • Air filters
  • Isocyanates
  • Air pollution
  • Coatings
  • Piperazines
  • Ureas
  • Filtration
  • Aerosols
  • Sampling
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Air pollution sampling
  • Diphenyl/methane
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
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