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Main Title Design of a Laboratory for Particulate Analysis.
Author Lee, R. J. ; Lally, J. S. ; Fisher, R. M. ;
CORP Author United States Steel Corp., Monroeville, PA. Research Lab.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-3247; EPA-600/4-81-032;
Stock Number PB81-191132
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Particles ; Laboratory design ; Asbestos ; Concentration(Composition) ; Public health ; Industrial hygiene ; Optical microscopes ; Electron microscopy ; Monitoring ; Indoor air pollution ; State of the art
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-191132 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 80p
The effects on human health resulting from asbestos exposure in various environments are a subject of national concern and debate. In recognition of the need for a 'state-of-the-art' laboratory for particulates analysis, with emphasis on asbestos, the Environmental Protection Agency commissioned the design of a suitable facility and the development of recommendations for equipment and personnel. In this report the need for such a facility is reviewed; the considerable investment in equipment and large annual operating expenses are justified, and a conceptual framework for a particulates analysis laboratory is formulated. The basis for selection of optimum equipment, the results of a detailed survey of equipment manufacturers, the design layout of the proposed laboratory, the availability of skilled personnel, and a review of analysis methodology are summarized.