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Main Title Assessment of Adipic Acid as a Potential Air Pollution Problem. Volume XIII.
Author Patterson, Robert M. ; Bornstein, Mark I. ; Garshick., Eric ;
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, Mass. GCA Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1976
Report Number GCA-TR-32-G(13); EPA-68-02-1337;
Stock Number PB-258 365
Additional Subjects Adipic acid ; Air pollution ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Public health ; Industrial wastes ; Chemical industry ; Combustion products ; Assessments ; Air pollution control ; Toxicity ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sources ; Humans ; Plants(Botany) ; Animals ; Scrubbers ; Plastics ; Cyclones ; Filters ; Polyamide resins ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Materials)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 365 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 22p
Adipic acid is an odorless, white crystalline powder which is manufactured by the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane, with cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol as intermediates. Its primary use is in the production of polyamide fibers and plastics. Adipic acid dust in air may irritate mucous membranes and may cause dermatitis. When ingested it is no more toxic than common food acids such as citric acid, and it is used as a baking powder ingredient and as a food additive. Emission control methods currently in use and their efficiencies are: scrubbers, cyclones, and bag filters. Based on the results of the health effects research presented in this report, and the ambient concentration estimates, adipic acid as an air pollutant apparently does not pose a threat to the health of the general population. In addition, adipic acid does not appear to pose other environmental insults which would warrant further investigation or restriction of its use at the present time.