Science Inventory

EMISSIONS OF PERCHLOROETHYLENE FROM DRY CLEANED FABRICS

Citation:

Tichenor*, B., L Sparks*, M. Jackson*, Z Guo, M A. Mason, C. Plunket, AND S. Rasor. EMISSIONS OF PERCHLOROETHYLENE FROM DRY CLEANED FABRICS. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT 24(5):1219-1229, (1990).

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Description:

A study was conducted to evaluate the emissions of perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene) from dry cleaned fabrics to determine: (a) how the introduction of fresh dry cleaning into a home affects the indoor concentration of perchloroethylene, and (b) the effectiveness of ‘airing out’ dry cleaned clothes in reducing perchloroethylene emissions. Small chamber tests were conducted to determine perchloroethylene emission characteristics for three fabrics at several air exchange rates. Test house studies were conducted to determine the indoor concentration of perchloroethylene due to the placement of dry cleaned clothing in the house. Based on the study results, and assuming that test conditions were representative of normal dry cleaning and consumer practices, the following conclusions were reached.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/01/1990
Record Last Revised: 06/04/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 128768

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT BRANCH