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Main Title Temperature Dependence of the Emission of Perchloroethylene from Dry Cleaned Fabrics.
Author Guo, Z. ; Tichenor, B. A. ; Mason, M. A. ; Plunket., C. M. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-02-4701; EPA/600/J-90/146;
Stock Number PB91-109843
Additional Subjects Dry cleaning ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Air pollution control ; Fabrics ; Temperature dependence ; Test chambers ; Experimental designs ; Concentration(Composition) ; Reprints ; Indoor air pollution ; Emission factors ; Air pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-109843 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The article discusses an evaluation of the emission of perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene) from freshly dry cleaned fabrics using small environmental test chambers. The temperature dependence of the release of perchloroethylene was evaluated over a temperature range of 20 to 45 C. A linear relation exists between the logarithm of perchloroethylene retention time and the reciprocal of the absolute temperature. Study results for 100% wool and 55% polyester/45% wool indicate that 'airing out' freshly dry cleaned fabrics at above ambient temperature will increase the rate at which perchloroethylene is emitted from the fabrics.