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Evaluation of Eight Dry Cleaning Shops with State-of-the-Art Control Equipment. Report on Task 1. Perchloroethylene in Dry Cleaning Shops.


PB99168890

Publication Date 1999
Personal Author Burroughs, G. E.
Page Count 342
Abstract The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) funded a study of control technologies for perchoroethylene (Perc) in the dry cleaning industry to determine the extent of exposure and to gather control and operational information to assist in determining technological feasibility of controlling worker exposure to Perc. The study was designed to determine the extent of exposure of employees and control technology in small and medium sized dry cleaning establishments to provide OSHA with data to be utilized in determining technological feasibility of controlling worker exposure to Perc. This report describes task one of the study, in which dry cleaning plants were selected and data taken to characterize worker exposure levels and control technology for 'fourth generation' closed-loop, dry-to-dry prinmachines (with an integrated, in-line refrigerated condenser and a carbon absorber to recover Perc vapors during the dry cycle); the 'fifth generation' machines, having the same features as a fourth generation machines plus an internal monitor/interlock system to prevent door opening at Perc concentrations above a set level.
Keywords
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Occupational exposure
  • Dry cleaning
  • Work environments
  • Cleaning compounds
  • Air sampling
  • Health hazards
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Working condition
  • Air pollution control equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Feasibility studies
  • Perchloroethylene
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Engineering Control Technology Branch.; Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Portions of this document are not fully legible. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white. See also PB94-108149. Sponsored by Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199924
Evaluation of Eight Dry Cleaning Shops with State-of-the-Art Control Equipment. Report on Task 1. Perchloroethylene in Dry Cleaning Shops.
Evaluation of Eight Dry Cleaning Shops with State-of-the-Art Control Equipment. Report on Task 1. Perchloroethylene in Dry Cleaning Shops.
PB99168890

  • Trichloroethylene
  • Occupational exposure
  • Dry cleaning
  • Work environments
  • Cleaning compounds
  • Air sampling
  • Health hazards
  • Concentration(Composition)
  • Working condition
  • Air pollution control equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Feasibility studies
  • Perchloroethylene
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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