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Main Title Evaluation of airborne asbestos concentrations before and during an O & M activity : a case study /
Author Kominsky, J. ; Freyburg, R.
CORP Author PEI Associates.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-68-03-4006; EPA/600/2-89/041
Stock Number PB89-224463
Subjects Asbestos--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Statistical analysis ; Thermal insulation ; Buildings ; Concentration(Composition) ; Operations ; Maintenance ; Sites ; Quality assurance ; Chemical analysis ; Electron microscopy ; Air pollution sampling ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution detection ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-224463 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The current lack of information regarding the impact of O&M activities on the potential for asbestos exposure to building staff and occupants prompted the study. The report presents a statistical evaluation of airborne asbestos data collected before and during an O&M activity involving removal of thermal surface insulation from a feedwater preheater tank in a boiler room. It also presents a comparison of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis on 0.4 micrometer-pore-size polycarbonate and TEM analysis on 0.8 micrometer-pore-size mixed cellulose ester membrane filters. Containment barriers should be designed and maintained for effective prevention of significant increases in airborne asbestos concentrations in the areas adjacent to an O&M activity.
"August 1989." "EPA/600/2-89-041." "Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory." Microfiche.