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Main Title Quantitative Evaluation of HEPA Filtration Systems at Asbestos Abatement Sites.
Author Kominsky, J. R. ; Boiano, J. M. ; Freyberg, R. W. ; Wilmoth, R. C. ; Powers, T. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-03-4006; EPA/600/J-93/498;
Stock Number PB94-136116
Additional Subjects Air pollution abatement ; Air filters ; Asbestos ; Filtration ; Air cleaners ; Exhaust systems ; Particulates ; Decontamination ; Indoor air pollution ; Efficiency ; Electron microscopy ; Commercial buildings ; Industrial buildings ; Reprints ; HEPA filter ; Negative air unit
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-136116 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/14/1994
Collation 9p
A study was conducted to determine the filtering efficiencies of 31 high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration units in use at asbestos-abatement projects. Particle-removal efficiencies for these units ranged from 90.53 to > 99.99 percent. Nineteen (61%) of the units tested in the study demonstrated efficiencies below the ANSI N509-1980 minimum efficiency of 99.95 percent. Sixteen (52%) of the HEPA filtration units produced airborne asbestos concentrations in the exhaust stream significantly greater than outdoor concentrations. The study demonstrates that substandard performance of HEPA filtration units can result in the release of asbestos fibers into the outdoor air or into adjacent building areas.