Analysis of gases and vapours in the rubber industry, part II

Project No. BG11 #011

Status:

completed 06/1997

Aims:

Lack of means for quantitative analysis of gases and vapours causing damage to health at workplaces in the rubber industry. Goal: development, testing, validation of a procedure for sampling and analysis of the main dangerous substances in the air at workplaces in the rubber industry

Activities/Methods:

Systematic evaluation of experimental principles; evaluation of an analysis concept; testing under sub-industrial conditions; application in work areas

Results:

Efficient procedure consisting of stationary sampling and central analysis, validated for approximately 50 individual substances in laboratory tests as well as in field tests in the tyre industry and technical rubber product manufacturing; measured workplace concentrations of individual components from both the highly volatile and the chlorinated hydrocarbon substance groups, aldehydes and ketones, amines and amides as well as highly volatile sulphur compounds are, without exception, well below the current limit values.

Publications:

Giese, U., et al.: Probenahme und Analytik von Emissionen in der Gummiindustrie - ein umfassendes Konzept. Gummi- Asbest-Kunststoffe 50 (1997) Nr. 7, S. 567-574

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft der chemischen Industrie
Research institution(s):
  • Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie Hannover
  • Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitssicherheit - BIA
Branche(s):

chemical industry

Type of hazard:

dangerous substances

Catchwords:

Messverfahren, chemische Arbeitsstoffe, Gefährdungsbeurteilung

Description, key words:

Plastic and rubber products, dangerous substances in the air, measurement and analysis