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Main Title Assessment of Acetone as a Potential Air Pollution Problem. Volume V.
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-75-32-G(5); EPA-68-02-1337;
Stock Number PB-258 357
Additional Subjects Acetone ; 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 ; Solvents ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Incinerators ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution effects(Animals) ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Materials) ; Activated charcoal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 357 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 28p
Acetone is a colorless, highly flammable liquid with a characteristic mintlike odor and taste. It is one of the least hazardous organic solvents. Acute exposure can cause mucous membrane irritation, headache, and narcosis. Emissions result primarily from solvent usage, production, use as an absorbent packing for acetylene, bulk storage, and end-product manufacturing. About one-third of total production is eventually lost as emissions. Two types of emission controls are used extensively by the industry. These are vapor recovery and incineration. Control by adsorption on activated charcoal is used when recovery is economically desirable. Based on the results of the health effects research presented in this report, and the ambient concentration estimates, it appears that acetone as an air pollutant does not pose a threat to the health of the general population. In addition, acetone does not appear to pose other environmental insults which would warrant further investigation or restriction of its use at the present time.