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Main Title Aerosol samplers comparison : IOM dual sampler (inhalable & respirable) vs conventional methods for assessing welders exposure to manganese /
Author Shomody, Melissa A.,
Publisher University of Toledo,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 879575926
Subjects Air Pollutants, Occupational--analysis ; Manganese--toxicity ; Occupational Exposure--analysis ; Welding
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ELBM  TD883.S56 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/19/2014
Collation x, 27 pages : illustrations (most colored) ; 28 cm
Notes "Submitted to the Graduate Faculty as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Occupational Health." Cover title. "June 2013"--Cover. Thesis (M.S.)--University of Toledo, 2013. Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24).
Contents Notes Occupational exposure to airborne manganese (Mn) is currently determined using National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) analytical methods for particulate not otherwise regulated. The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) dual fraction sampler is capable of providing both inhalable and respirable portions of airborne particles by using only one sampling device. For this study, the IOM dual fraction sampler was compared with OSHA method ID-125G for determining occupational exposure to airborne Mn contaminant during Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), which was performed in a barge at a marine facility. An aluminum cyclone was used with a 25-mm Mixed Cellulose Ester (MCE) filter to sample respirable Mn contaminants. A 25-mm MCE filter was also used to sample total Mn contaminants. All monitoring was performed by area sampling. The aluminum cyclone readings, except one, were consistently higher than those of the IOM dual sampler (respirable) readings; statistically speaking, the aluminum cyclone showed significantly (p < 0.01) more exposure than did the IOM dual sampler (respirable). Therefore, the findings of this study suggest that the IOM dual sampler is not recommended as an alternative to the aluminum cyclone for the sampling of respirable Mn contaminants. However, the readings of conventional total particle sampler were not significantly different from those of the IOM dual sampler (inhalable). Inhalable and total are compared in this study and the results support the conversion factor of 1.0, which is for welding fume. Therefore, the IOM dual sampler can be used as an alternative method to conventional total particle sampler.
Place Published Toledo, Ohio
Access Notes Also available online via OhioLINK ETD Center.
Alternate Title A thesis entitled
PUB Date Free Form ©2013
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Cataloging Source RDA
OCLC Time Stamp 20140512125048
Language eng
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Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03296ntm 2200385Ki 45020