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Main Title Asbestos fiber reentrainment during vacuuming and wet-cleaning of carpet at a captive research site /
Author Kominsky, John R., ; Freybery, R. W. ; Cain, W. C. ; Wilmoth, R. C. ; Powers, T. J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Freyberg, Ronald W.,
Cain, William C.,
Wilmoth, Roger C.,
Powers, Thomas J.,
Smith, David L.,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/055
Stock Number PB89-221246
OCLC Number 867862027
Subjects Asbestos--Environmental aspects--United States ; Carpets--Cleaning
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Carpets ; Decontamination ; Vacuum cleaners ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Statistical analysis ; Particle size distributions ; Performance evaluation ; Fire resistant materials ; Occupational safety and health ; High efficiency particulate filters ; Air pollution sampling ; Risk assessment ; Wet methods ; Dry methods
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 600-D-89-055 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/15/2014
NTIS  PB89-221246 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of alternative carpet cleaning techniques and to evaluate the potential for asbestos fiber reentrainment during cleaning of carpet contaminated with asbestos. The equipment was evaluated at two carpet contamination levels. Airborne asbestos concentrations were determined before and during carpet cleaning. Overall, airborne asbestos concentrations were two to four times greater during the carpet cleaning activity. The level of asbestos contamination and the type of cleaning method had no statistically significant effect on the relative increase of airborne asbestos concentrations during carpet cleaning.
"EPA/600/D-89/055." "Paper presented at the National Asbestos Council Conference, March 29-31, 1989, Anaheim, California." Includes bibliographical references (page 19).