Air Monitoring for Toxic Exposures

ISBN-10: 0471454354
ISBN-13: 9780471454359
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $199.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Get the Latest from the Field This book offers ready-to-use information for measuring a wide variety of airborne hazardous materials including chemicals, radon, and bioaerosols. It provides the latest procedures for air sampling, collecting biological and bulk samples, evaluating dermal exposures, and determining the advantages and limitations of a given air monitoring method.

Preface
Background concepts for Air Monitoring
Air Monitoring Review
Air Sampling in Perspective
Air Sampling Strategy and Plan
Types of Air Monitoring
Air Sampling Techniques
Sample Collection Devices
Direct-Reading Devices
Monitoring Records
Summary
References
Hazards
Contaminants
Toxic Effects
Warning Signs
Standards and Guidelines for Air Sampling
Exposure Controls
Summary
References
Exposure Assessment Strategy and Monitoring Plan
Exposure Assessment
Performing an Exposure Assessment
Exposure Monitoring Plan
Summary
References
Air Monitoring at Emergencies Including Terrorism Events
Reasons for Air Sampling
Terrorism Agents
Identifying a Terrorism Event
Planning for Emergencies and Terrorism Events
Air Sampling for Chemical Agents
Air Sampling for Biological Agents
Air Sampling for Radiological Hazards
Summary
References
Sample Collection Device Methods for Chemicals
Introduction to Monitoring Using Sample Collection Devices
Review of the Metric System
Method Selection
Pumps and Other Sampling Equipment
Understanding the Critical Orifice
Calibration Devices
Calibration Procedures
Sample Identification and Chain of Custody
Documenting Exposure Monitoring
Performing the Exposure Monitoring
Laboratory Analysis
Voiding Samples
Examples: Calculating Air Monitoring Results
Comparing Results to Exposure Limits
Summary
References
Sample Collection Device Methods for Gases and Vapors
Active Sample Collection Device Monitoring
Passive Collectors for Gases and Vapors
Summary
References
Sample Collection Device Methods for Aerosols
Characterizing Aerosols
Aerosol Collection Mechanisms
Potential Problems
Total Aerosol Samplers
Particle Size-Selective Sampling
Size-Selective Sampling Devices
Sampling for Specific Aerosols
Summary
References
Concurrent Sampling for Vapors and Aerosols
Collection Methods for Semivolatile Compounds
Collection of Multiple Species: Arsenic
Combustion Processes: Cigarette Smoke Collection
Collection of Mixture
References
Real-Time Measurement Instruments
Introduction to Monitoring Using Real-Time Methods
Direct-Reading Instruments
Colorimetric Systems
Summary
References
Instruments with Sensors for Specific Chemicals
Calibration
Electrochemical Sensors
Metal Oxide Sensors
Other Detection Principles
Specific Chemicals
Summary
References
General Survey Instruments for Gases and Vapors
Measurement of Explosive Atmospheres: Combustible Gas Indicators
Interpretation of Measurements of Explosive Atmospheres
Monitoring for Health Hazard Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds: FIDs and PIDs
Comparison of FID and PID for General Survey Use
Interpretation of General Survey Measurements for Health Hazards
Summary
References
Instruments for Multiple Specific Gases and Vapors: GC, GC/MS, and IR
Portable Gas Chromatographs (GCs)
Infrared (IR) Spectrophotometers
Summary
References
Colorimetric Systems for Gas and Vapor Sampling
Detector Tubes
Long-Term Colorimetric Tubes and Badges
Colorimetric Electronic Instruments
Summary
References
Real-Time Sampling Methods for Aerosols
Light-Scattering Monitors
Particle Mass Measurements with the Piezobalance
Summary
References
Monitoring for Airborne Agents Other Than Chemicals
Radon Measurements
Collection Methods for Radon and Its Progeny in Air
Collection Method for Radon in Water
Interpretation of Radon Measurements
Performing Follow-Up Measurements (After Screening)
Summary
References
Sampling for Bioaerosols
Bacteria
Fungus and Molds
Viruses
Other Microorganisms
Sampling Methods and Strategies
Direct-Reading Instruments for Bioaerosols
Interpretation of Results
Summary
References
Specific Sampling Applications and Supplementary Information
Specific Sampling Situations
Confined Spaces
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
Leak Testing: Fugitive Emissions Monitoring
Welding Fumes
Carbon Monoxide from Forklifts
Multiple Solvents in Printing Ink Manufacture
Summary
References
Biological Monitoring
Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Biomonitoring
Method Selection
Interpretation of Results
Summary
References
Surface Sampling Methods
Wipe Sampling
Other Surface Sampling Methods
Methods that Directly Assess Worker Exposure
Evaluating Sample Results
Summary
References
Bulk Sampling Methods
Purpose
Sample Collection Strategies
Containers and Shipping
Personal Protection
Bulk Air Samples
Bulk Samples of Solid or Liquid Chemicals
Soil Sampling
Water Sampling
Summary
References
Appendices
Air Sampling Procedures
Dusts, Mists, and Fumes
Asbestos Fibers
Active Sampling for Organic Vapors: Adsorption Tubes
Gases and Vapors: Bubblers and Impingers
Passive Sampling for Organic Vapors: Badges or Dosimeters
Respirable Dust Using a Cyclone
Silica
Total Dust
Gasoline and Light Hydrocarbons
Welding Fumes
Benzene
Gas and Vapor Calibrations
Premixed Gases and Vapors in Cylinders
Static Calibration Mixtures
Gas Permeation Tubes
References
Field Calibration of Gas and Vapor Sensors
Setting the "Zero" Reading
Span Calibration
Some Calibration Tools
Calibrating Liquid Chemical Mixtures
Chemical-Specific Guidelines for Air Sampling and Analysis
Index

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