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Main Title Evaluation of perchloroethylene emissions from dry cleaned fabrics
Author Tichenor, Bruce A. ; Sparks, L. E. ; Jackson, M. D.
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Sparks, L. E.
Jackson, Merrill D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Indoor Air Branch, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-600/2-88-061;68-02-4701
Stock Number PB89-118681
OCLC Number 30639513
Subjects Ethylene compounds--Environmental aspects ; Dry cleaning--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Tetrachloroethylene ; Dry cleaning ; Air pollution control ; Houses ; Industrial wastes ; Indoor air pollution ; Air toxic substances ; Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
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EJE CAS no. 127-18-4
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EJED  EPA-600/2-88-061 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/24/1994
NTIS  PB89-118681 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of short-term evaluation of perchloroethylene (perc) from dry cleaned fabrics to determine: (1) how the introduction of fresh dry cleaning into a house affects the indoor concentration of perc, and (2) the effectiveness of 'airing-out' for reducing perc emissions. Small chamber tests were conducted to determine perc emission characteristics for three fabrics at several temperatures and air exchange rates. Test house studies were conducted to determine the indoor concentration of perc due to the placement of dry cleaned clothing in the house. Based on study results, and assuming that test conditions were representative of normal dry cleaning and consumer practices, the following conclusions were reached: (a) emissions from freshly dry cleaned clothing cause elevated levels of perchloroethylene in residences; and (b) for the three fabrics tested, 'airing-out' of dry cleaned clothing by consumers will not be effective in reducing perchloroethylene emissions. Significant variations in dry cleaning practices and/or in the mix of fabrics and clothing being cleaned could provide different results and conclusions.
"EPA-600/2-88-061." "October 1988." "Prepared for: Office of Toxic Subtances"--Cover. "EPA contract no. 68-02-4701." Includes bibliography (p. 38).