||Asbestos fiber reentrainment during dry vacuuming and wet cleaning of carpet at a captive research site /
Kominsky, John R. ;
Freybery, R. W. ;
Cain, W. C. ;
Wilmoth, R. C. ;
Powers, T. J.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab. ;PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Asbestos--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Vacuum cleaners ;
Statistical analysis ;
Particle size distributions ;
Performance evaluation ;
Fire resistant materials ;
Occupational safety and health ;
High efficiency particulate filters ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Risk assessment ;
Wet methods ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||22 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of alternative carpet cleaning techniques and to evaluate the potential for asbestos fiber reentrainment during cleaning of carpet contaminated with asbestos. The equipment was evaluated at two carpet contamination levels. Airborne asbestos concentrations were determined before and during carpet cleaning. Overall, airborne asbestos concentrations were two to four times greater during the carpet cleaning activity. The level of asbestos contamination and the type of cleaning method had no statistically significant effect on the relative increase of airborne asbestos concentrations during carpet cleaning.
Caption title. "NAC Conference - Sixth Annual Asbestos Abatement Conference and Exposition Anaheim, California - March 29-31, 1989." "March 1989." "EPA/600/D-89/055." Microfiche.