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Main Title Improvement of PMN Review Procedures to Estimate Protective Clothing Performance. Executive Summary Report.
Author Goydan, R. ; Schwope, A. D. ; Carroll, T. R. ; Stolki., T. J. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Dec 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number ADL-64320-10; EPA-68-C9-0037; EPA/600/2-91/059;
Stock Number PB92-105691
Additional Subjects Protective clothing ; Hazardous materials ; Diffusion barriers ; Plastics ; Synthetic elastometers ; Notification procedures ; Computerized simulation ; Improvement ; Mathematical models ; Barrier materials ; Estimating ; Performance prediction ; Permeability ; Toxic materials ; Chemical resistance ; Diffusion ; Fick laws ; Risk assessment ; Time dependence ; Acetone ; Mass transfer ; Premanufacture notification ; Tetrachloroethane
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-105691 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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In a five-year program performed with the EPA Office of Research and Development, the Chemical Engineering Branch (CEB) of the EPA Office of Toxic Substances has developed state-of-the-art tools for assessing the effectiveness of rubber and plastic protective clothing materials as barriers to chemicals. These tools were developed for use by CEB to conduct more thorough assessments of the potential for occupational exposures to new chemicals as required in the Premanufacture Notification (PMN) review process. The tools include: a computerized model for predicting the permeation of chemicals through common clothing materials using Fickian diffusion theory and the physical property data typically available from a PMN submission; guidelines for specifying permeation testing and interpreting the results of such tests, including development of a new, intermittent chemical contact permeation test method; and a manual that guides the assessment of protective clothing permeation on the basis of published data, data from CEB-prescribed testing, and the output of the predictive model. The report describes the development of these tools and lists the products delivered under the project from October 1985 through September 1990. By applying these tools, CEB can perform more thorough and efficient PMN reviews and identify other areas that require improvement in their assessments of chemical protective clothing performance.